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Grade 9's tour guide on Habitat Island

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Had lots of fun touring the grade 9s around at the Habitat Island; introducing them to the invasive species, explained the background history of how it was built,
went inside this tunnel like structure located near the beaver dam of Wet Land, etc.


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Rally’s Home In the city of Vancouver, chaos and terror ran through the streets after a gang of mafia that goes by the name of NEMO (New Energy Making from Oxygen) overthrew the government of Canada. Their goal was to convert clean oxygen into oil, but this method came with a rapid rising of horrible amounts of pollution to mother earth herself. In a world where oil controls the economy, NEMO’s way of industrializing Canada bought fortune to the country. In response to NEMO the previous government of Canada decided to build a man-made island called Habitat Compensation Island out of materials such as 60, 000 cubic meters of rocks, cobble, gravel, boulders and sand. All of the materials were placed in shallow water and were planted with over 2000 native trees, plants, grasses and dead trees for birds to perch on. Deep layers of soil were added to provide nutrients for trees as well as fencing that was added around some trees to protect them from the beavers …