restoration and education collide on the Campbell River estuary – Vancouver Island Free Daily

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Lyric John-Cliffe and Cory Cliffe sing a traditional Laichkwiltach canoe song by the Campbell River Estuary. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River MirrorLyric John-Cliffe and Cory Cliffe sing a traditional Laichkwiltach canoe song by the Campbell River Estuary. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
A critical part of restoration was planting native species like sedge grass, also known as carex, along the banks to prevent erosion. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River MirrorA critical part of restoration was planting native species like sedge grass, also known as carex, along the banks to prevent erosion. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
A portion of the area that is fenced using alder wood to keep the geese out. Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror.A portion of the area that is fenced using alder wood to keep the geese out. Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror.
Lyric John-Cliffe is growing up under the tutelage of her uncle, Cory Cliffe, who is a strong advocate of environmental stewardship. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror.Lyric John-Cliffe is growing up under the tutelage of her uncle, Cory Cliffe, who is a strong advocate of environmental stewardship. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror.

Lyric John-Cliffe can forage for berries, food and medicinal plants, hop into the marshes, hunt wild geese and probably even become friends with a grizzly if she came across one.

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