2023 Broombusting Events in Ladysmith


Ladysmith:  Nikki Toxopeus
Email: hollandcreekinvasives@gmail.com

What’s happening ??

Holland Creek Trail After cutting.  May 2023

Ladysmith Community Cuts  2023

June 3rd, 1-3pm we will revisit Holland Creek Estuary.  This is the extra date I set aside in my calendar for broombusting and I think the Estuary is the best spot to do more work. The meet up place is by the Ladysmith sign/broom piles on Roland Rd opposite Pamela Anderson’s house here. https://goo.gl/maps/WggGYbQfe94Gg17w5


May 26, Friday. 1-3:00 pm Upper Holland Creek Park Trail. Meet at the Parking lot by Waterworks.  

May 20th, Saturday 10:00am Yellow Point Road  organized by YES. 

May 8, Monday, 5:00. Ladysmith Transfer Beach Broom Cut.

May 11th, Thursday. 10:00 am Nanaimo River Canyon, organized by the Friends of the Nanaimo River Canyon Park

May 13th, Saturday. 1:00 pm  Lower Holland Creek Estuary Trail. Meet at the corner of King Rd and Roland Lane near the Estuary Trail head.  We will start from Holland Bank (lightly infested) and work back towards the E&N rail/Hwy 1 (already in bloom and heavily infested and visible to the public).

May 2nd, Tuesday 7:00 pm   Zoom meeting with Joanne Sales, CEO of Broombusters, organized by Yellow Point Ecological Society.

May 5th, Friday. 10:00 am Transfer Beach Trail. Meet in the Transfer Beach Parking lot near Dogpatch Trail Head.  Start from Transfer Beach and work towards the Marina.

Completed Cuts 2023

Make plans for cut broom removal before you cut!  Unfortunately, MOTI is not able to remove broom cut on the highways.  If you contact Broombusters in advance, sometimes we can help.  At the very least, we can offer advice on cut broom disposal.  To be a Broombuster, contact Broombusters first!  Cut at your own risk. Be safe and have fun!

Transfer Beach After Cutting.  May 2023

Holland Creek Before Cutting.  May 2023

Cut ANYTIME AREAS in Ladysmith 2023

We welcome those of you who are new to broombusting! Feel free to come to any (or all!) of the community cuts. We cut as a group for a couple of hours.  You can come late or leave early if that is best for you. There is no need to let me know if you are coming (or not coming) to a community cut – just show up when you have time in your schedule. 

You Can Cut on Your Own in Ladysmith: After you have attended a community cut, signed a waiver and learned proper technique, you can cut on your own.  We can even loan you loppers.  Please stay in touch with me (Nikki) and let me know what you want to do.  Thanks!