The screening of Downie Marsh

Members of the North Columbia Environmental Society have teamed up with BC Hydro and Downie Timber to plant a screen of junipers, spruce and black cotton woods along the trail that skirts Downie Marsh. The trees will help screen people and dogs from the water fowl that use the marsh. Francis Maltby, who is working on this project, has tried to do this in the past but previous efforts failed, in part because of overzealous snowplowing. The NCES provided the manpower, BC Hydro the saplings and Downie provided mulch and logs to protect the young trees from traffic on the path. David F. Rooney photo
This map shows where the trees are being planted. Click this image to see a larger version in PDF format. Image courtesy of NCES