Volunteer are needed Saturday, April 23 to help with spring planting at the Hope River Corbould Park at the end of Corbould Street. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Volunteer are needed Saturday, April 23 to help with spring planting at the Hope River Corbould Park at the end of Corbould Street. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Slough restoration the aim of spring planting event in Chilliwack park

Volunteers needed for spring planting work bee on April 23 at Hope River Corbould Park

Are you up for a little digging in the mud?

Friends of the Camp and Hope Sloughs invite community-minded residents to help with spring planting on Saturday, April 23 at the Hope River Corbould Park.

“We have collaborated with the City of Chilliwack to do some planting and habitat restoration work on the Hope Slough at Corbould Park,” according to the online invite.

The group has been advocating for local slough restoration, and projects that promote awareness about local blueways like the Paddle the Slough event.

Volunteers should be prepared to work in muddy conditions so rubber boots or work boots are recommended. Bring work gloves, shovels, and hand tools if possible but they’ll have a few tools on-hand as well.

This event will run rain or shine.

“The plants we have need to go in the ground.”

Spring planting at Corbould Park is Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or perhaps an earlier end time.

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