Green Team members get their thumbs black as they work to make CBS greener

It’s been a busy summer for members of the Conservation Corp NL’s Green Team in Conception Bay South, who, along with staff from the Town of CBS and volunteers with the CBS Parks Commission, have been working to maintain community gardens and support conservation efforts.
Green Team tasks include research on non-indigenous aquatic species, developing the Ocean Glen Community Garden, and general maintenance on other community gardens and green spaces.

Earlier in the summer, the Green Team completed an environmental assessment of the fauna found inhabiting the Foxtrap River with the Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program (KEEP) and other stakeholders. The team is also working to develop a fairy garden at the Gateway Community Garden by creating pathways and leveling the ground. The Green Team also built a fence and planted fruits and vegetables at the Ocean Glen Community Garden and helped create new trails at Chamberlains Park. During their time at the Manuels River Interpretation Centre, they worked to upkeep the rain garden and contribute to the Centre’s geocaching program.

The Conservation Corps Green Team program has employed over 3,000 young people in over 150 communities across the province since starting operations in 1993.

The CBS Parks Commission, meanwhile, has made it their mandate to enhance, preserve, and beautify public land in CBS. The Commission consists of the CBS Community Garden Initiative, Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program (KEEP), Manuels River Centre, Chamberlains Park Action Committee, and the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast.

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