Radical Wetlanders: Purple Thistle Group Restores Urban Wetland

The Purple Thistle Centre is a youth-run community centre based out of Vancouver that has several green projects on the go. They run an urban farm, have recently planted a food forest, and have three bee hives. Last summer, they set out to restore a small wetland which was being used as an illegal dump site. Thanks to the hard work of Purple Thistle members, the site is hardly recognizable. Where a pile of garbage and a puddle once were, there rests a small wetland which the Purple Thistle hope will increase the biodiversity in the area, help filter water, and be used for educational purposes.

Below is a short clip taken during the restoration process.

To learn more about this project, read the Purple Thistle’s blog post here

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