Our school song describes our location as “by Tolmie’s rugged hill”. Over the past 8 years, the SMUS boarders have made it a priority to spend some service time on Mount Tolmie doing our best to eradicate the hill from invasive species of Scottish Broom and Himalayan Blackberry. Under the guidance of Dave Lock, President of the Mount Tolmie Conservancy Association, our students have helped to make a significant impact on the park, helping to restore the fragile native Garry Oak ecosystem.
Today in 90 minutes, we conquered a swath of blackberry that had enstrangled and stunted the growth of this corner of the park. This month Barnacle house will also make our way to the hill to continue the work. VIVAT!