A Coquitlam stewardship group is celebrating 30 years of advocacy for the protection and preservation of historic trees on ancestral Indigenous lands.
And the group is inviting the public to go on one of several walks this summer to engage with the area's natural beauty.
This weekend, the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society (RHCS) is set to host its first free tour of the 2022 summer season around the səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview site.
An expert arborist is set to lead groups on the grounds on the two-hour walk.
Information is set to be passed along at each stop, including facts about the trees that have stood the test of time for decades as the RCHS says it's goal is to "highlight the unique features of the historic səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview Lands."
The first tree walk of the year is set for Sunday (June 26) from 1 to 3 p.m. — rain or shine.
The tour is free, so interested participants don't have to register in advance.
If you can't make it, other walks are scheduled on the following Sundays in the four months that follow:
- July 17 @ 1 p.m.
- Aug. 14 @ 1 p.m.
- Sept. 11 @ 1 p.m.
- Oct. 2 @ 1 p.m.
For more information about the tour, you're encouraged to call the RHCS at 604-290-9910.
You're asked to park in the lot on the upper side of the Henry Esson Young building, dress for the weather and to wear comfortable shoes or boots.
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