Remove invasive plants at Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver

  • April 6, 2013 · 9:45 AM

This event is on rain or shine!

Meeting Spot

We are meeting at the parking lot off Kerr Road (just south of 63rd).

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Getting yourself there

Transit. 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 from 10am - 1pm (with breaks and refreshments). Note: youth will be coming to this site to plant native plants and trees a few weeks later to ensure the invasive plants don't come back!
  • We will walk around the park and have our lunches (Bring a packed lunch) once the invasive plant removal is done.

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
  • A lunch if you are sticking around after 1pm

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 - you will be given 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 Everett Crowley Park

Everett Crowley Park, a 40 hectare (100 acre) parcel of land in southeast Vancouver (it's Vancouver's 5th largest park), is a unique place for recreation, nature appreciation, and wildlife habitat in the city.

Host

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and Everett Crowley Park Committee

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  • Monique C.

    It was great exercise, from digging up giant knotted roots to hauling Blackberry piles! It was my first time removing Himalayan Blackberry; I was very grateful for the wearing good working gloves provided by LMGT. I had a great time, and thank you for the goodies!

    April 6, 2013

  • Zach F.

    While I was really looking forward to going with my fiancee Desiree, we wont be there tomorrow :/. She'll be at the April 13th event, and I'll try to make it to another event in April. I hope to see you all soon.

    April 5, 2013

  • KELLY in the c.

    @#%$ going to have to work tomorrow :-(

    April 5, 2013

  • Robert H

    Sorry, I'm afraid I can't make it. On the tail end of recovering from a injury and don't wanna risk it.

    April 5, 2013

  • Dave N.

    Sorry, don't have proper rain gear in the lower mainland. still moving in.

    April 5, 2013

  • Susan S.

    have to work

    April 3, 2013

  • XiaoYun T.

    Have fun!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Monique C.

    I'm excited to do this again, the first time was a blast.

    March 13, 2013

  • Jazzfan J.

    I'm in Kits, Broadway and Vine and need a lift.
    Thanks

    March 13, 2013

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