Working with District North Vancouver Parks Department, Inlailawatash designed the landscaping and planting prescription for the new West Trail at Whey-ah-Wichen (Cates Park). Inlailawatash managed and coordinated the landscaping and planting work, which involved:
- Removal of invasive vegetation, including Japanese knotweed & Himalayan blackberry;
- Liaising with the construction company to protect existing vegetation during trail construction;
- Planting of 600 native trees and shrubs.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation community and local school children helped out with the planting of a number of trees and shrubs. They showed great enthusiasm and really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in creating new Park habitat.
“The Inlailawatash team was fantastic to work with. Their team was fast, efficient, well organized, detail oriented, and cost effective. I found that Inlailawatash’s particular attention to site monitoring, future care strategies and invasive control plans was what made them really stand out for me. They cared about this project and its long term vision. It was not just a job to them. It would be a pleasure to work with them again.”
(DNV Manager, Parks Division)