April 21, 2013 · 12:45 PM
This event is on rain or shine!
Tynehead Regional Park is located alongside Highway 1, between 160th and 176th streets in Surrey. We are meeting at the parking lot at the 168th entrance.
CLICK on the following for a map of the location (the parking lot is to the left of the "A"):
INTERACTIVE MAP OF MEETING SPOT IN TYNEHEAD REGIONAL PARK
Getting yourself there
Take transit. To find out the best route 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
Consider carpooling. 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 out to everyone signed up to participate a day before so drop an email to her ([masked]) that you need a ride and she can include it in her message to all those participating.
Ride your bicycle. There are bicycle maps here: http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm
- Meet at 12.45pm (please don't be late)
- Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow a sign with an arrow.
- English Ivy removal from 1- 4pm (with breaks and refreshments)
- 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. Our events in the rain have still been great fun!
- 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, feel free to bring them.
- Snacks for the break
- Instruction - Metro Vancouver Parks 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 English Ivy
To learn more about the invasive plant English Ivy please click --> HERE and HERE
About Tynehead Regional Park
Tynehead Park is a 260 hectare park in Surrey. Lots of habitat for owls, hawks and coyotes. The Serpentine river flows through the park. There are 5kms of walking trails, a fish hatchery and a butterfly garden. For pictures of the park and a much better map than the one google provides:
Metro Vancouver Parks