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May Broombusting Events A Success

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Huge amounts of Scotch broom were removed from the Cumberland Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, Japanese Cemetery and No. 1 Japanese Town at Coal Creek Historic Park over the past two weeks by volunteers from Comox Valley Broombusters, Cumberland Rotary Centennial and the community.

Volunteers at the Cumberland Cemetery

Volunteers at the Cumberland Cemetery

There were 26 people out to cut broom at the cemeteries. Volunteers had cut all of the broom around the Cumberland cemetery by 10:30 and after a short break headed over to the Japanese and Chinese cemeteries and cut more broom there.

The job done at No. 1 Japanese townsite

The job done at No. 1 Japanese townsite

The following weekend 28 people turned out to cut broom at the No. 1 Japanese Townsite in Coal Creek Historic Park . The park itself is now free of broom and we were able to cut some of the broom around the coal hills adjacent to the park.

Find out more about removing Scotch broom, invasive plants and Cumberland parks and trails.

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