Cleaning up the Cat Stream

On February 18, 2023 another work party convened on the Cat Stream in the old city. Over 50 plants and trees were planted including Western Red Cedar, Pacific Ninebark and Hardhack in an effort to restore and support the riparian zone. Lots of invasive Himalayan Blackberry was removed too!

The work crew!
Hard at work!
Planting new trees!

Come and help restore the Cat Stream

Join us on Saturday, October 29 from 10 am to 3 pm. This is phase 1 of a Pine Street Restoration project to remove invasive species. In November native trees and shrubs will be planted. Meet at the corner of Pine and Albion Streets.

Why? Riparian areas surrounding streams provide critical ecosystem functions important in maintaining the balance and water quality of streams and rivers. They provide shade, filter sediment and prevent erosion, as well as provide habitat for animals big and small.

RSVP to or contact The Nanaimo Area Land Trust if you have any questions.