Remove invasive plants & plant native plants at Jim Lorimer Park in Burnaby

  • March 9, 2013 · 9:45 AM

This event is on rain or shine!

LMGT joins Evergreen for a World Water Day stewardship event

Join us to celebrate World Water Day!  As part of Evergreen’s Uncover Your Creeks program, we’ll remove invasive plants, plant native plants and take water quality samples in Still Creek.  We’ll also learn about how stewardship activities are connected to urban water.  Become a steward of the Still Creek watershed!

Meeting Spot

We meet at the southwest corner of the park.  It’s a small park and will be obvious where we are.

For an interactive google map of where Jim Lorimer park is please click ---> HERE

Getting yourself there

Transit. This park is two blocks from Gilmore skytrain Station. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to:http://www.translink.bc.ca type in the location you are starting from, the destination and the date and time you will be begin the trip.

Carpool. There are often Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers willing to provide a ride! If you need a ride log into your meetup account, click on "join us" on this page and leave a message briefly describing where you can offer or need a ride from. You can also leave a message at the bottom of this page in the box where it says "post a comment". Don't forget to chip in for gas if you get a ride ($5 for every hour of drive is about right).

Your organizer also sends an email reminder to everyone signed up to participate a day before the event and your request for a ride may be included so send an email to: [masked]

Cycle. There are bicycle maps here:http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm

Activities

  • Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)
  • Sign-in
  • Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow a sign with an arrow
  • Invasive plant removal and planting from 10am - 1pm(with breaks and refreshments)

What to bring

  • Your rain jacket in case it is raining. Don't let the rain scare you off, our events are still fun in the rain!
  • If it's sunny, bring a hat and sunscreen
  • Gardening gloves if you have them (otherwise they'll be provided for you)
  • Ideal footwear: waterproof hiking boots, sturdy outdoor shoes, rubber boots. No open toe shoes, heels or fashionable shoes/boots
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Long sleeves and long pants are ideal (this will help reduce scratches from thorny plants that you may brush up against)
  • Water (to bring with you to the work site) - Please don't forget this

What will be provided for you

  • Gloves, tools and equipment. If you have your own gardening gloves, please bring them.
  • Snacks for the break
  • Instruction - Evergreen will give you the run down about the work we will be doing (you don't need to have experience to participate). There will be a safety talk and an orientation of the site.
  • A volunteer letter emailed to you after the event to confirm your hours if you need it

About Native plants in BC

Want to learn about BC Native plants? click HERE and HERE

Host

Evergreena national charity with a mission to inspire and enable action to green cities

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  • Tina

    Freeing a spot for someone else while I fulfill an unexpected family obligation. Hope to volunteer next time! Have fun.

    March 8, 2013

  • Mychelle W.

    D: I can't make it anymore

    March 6, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I have been cutting Jim's lawn for years. Looking forward to cleaning up the park named after him.

    March 2, 2013

  • Tina

    Looking forward to my first meet up, too, Isaac!

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what an awesome group this is! i have been looking for one like this for a long time. i am busy next saturday volunteering at my co-op but i really look forward to meeting some of you next time!

    March 1, 2013

  • Tina H.

    +Emily

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    February 26, 2013

  • Isaac Y.

    Looking forward to my first meetup!

    February 25, 2013

  • Bash

    I can take 4 other people from central / north Langley in my car. Full occupancy is best! Please reply to carpool.

    February 23, 2013

  • YOO KYUNG, J.

    Hi :-) I wanna join with you guys ! see ya.

    February 20, 2013

  • Helen

    Hi Lyda, Jack and I look forward to seeing you again!

    February 19, 2013

  • Maureen

    I'm looking forward to participating.

    February 15, 2013

  • Jiwon P.

    Will be there with Ray :)

    January 19, 2013

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