The Abbotsford Mission Nature Club has received a $1,500 donation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) as part of its Building Communities Together program.
The organization was nominated by Jack Van Dyke, who is a member of CLAC local 29.
Van Dyke said the Nature Club’s aim is to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of natural ecosytems.
“Over the past few years, the club has volunteered its services to enhance nature at Willband Creek Park. The park has many trails and serves as a major water retention area in the Matsqui Prairie area of the Fraser Valley,” he said.
The club has participated in planting more than 1,000 trees and shrubs in the nature park. The donation will allow the club to do more planting and maintain the trees and shrubs, as well as to enhance wildlife-viewing opportunities.