Remove English Ivy at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park

  • March 3, 2013 · 9:45 AM

This event is on rain or shine!

Meeting Spot

We are meeting at the parking lot on 272nd just south of 8th Ave (DO NOT enter Aldergrove Lake Regional Park through the 8th Ave entrance)

The parking lot is just up from where the "A" is on the map --> HERE

When you enter the parking lot, drive all the way to the end past all the parking spaces for the horse trailers to a gate (which will be open for you) and park next to the Metro Vancouver Parks building

 

Getting yourself there

Carpool. This park is out of the way, so let's get each other there via 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 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]

There is no transit to this location

Cycle. There are bicycle maps here (great cycling in this area!) :http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm

Activities

  • Meet at 9.45 am (please don't be late)
  • Sign-in
  • Walk to site (about a 5-8 min walk). Note: if you are late follow green arrows
  • Remove scotch broom and clean-up 10am - 1pm (with breaks and refreshments).
  • For those interested in exploring Aldergrove Lake Regional Park, we will walk and eat a packed lunch (please bring your own)

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
  • 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, feel free to bring them
  • Snacks for the break
  • Instruction - Metro Vancouver Parks staff 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 Aldergrove Lake Regional Park

This park is located in the southeast corner of Langley and offers stunning views of neighbouring agricultural lands and Coast Mountains. Features of the park include: the historic lake site, heritage homes and farms, Nooksack Dace and Salish Sucker (aquatic species at risk) and the Big Rock - a remnant of the last Ice Age. It is 280 hectares in size and has plenty of wildlife.

We've been here before

For photos from the last time we were at Aldergove Lake Regional Park click --> HERE

Host

Metro Vancouver Parks

 

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  • Monique C.

    It was my first time and I wasn't sure what to expect, and yet it turned out awesome! I really enjoyed meeting new people, working together as a team and getting my face and hands dirty. I look forward to the next outing!

    March 3, 2013

  • Catarina

    Hi, are there any more rides? I will be coming from Granville/Broadway or I can meet at any skytrain station.

    Thanks!!

    March 1, 2013

    • Catarina

      Hi, thank you Silvia. I just got a ride with Amy. Thank you!

      March 2, 2013

  • louise

    Just confirming....im picking up grace and Monique at lougheed. Change time. 8:50 at lougheed. Blue Volvo #[masked]-4414. Text to confirm?

    March 2, 2013

  • louise

    i can pick up two at the lougheed skytrain.

    February 11, 2013

    • Susan S.

      Hi Louise. I won't need a ride on Sunday. Thanks. Susan

      March 1, 2013

    • Grace H.

      Hi just to confirm, 9 at lougheed?

      March 1, 2013

  • Grace H.

    Hi, I would also like a ride. I can pretty much get to any sky train station but the ones around lougheed or even surrey are ideal.

    February 8, 2013

    • Grace H.

      Sounds great. Thanks in advance :)

      February 27, 2013

    • Grace H.

      Oops count me out of your car pool, i am goinf with louise at lougheed.

      March 1, 2013

  • Susan S.

    I'm ill.

    March 1, 2013

  • Amy Q.

    Hey all. I live in Surrey and I can pick up two more at Surrey KingGeroge Skytrain Station. Anyone still needs a ride, let me know.

    February 28, 2013

  • Photo S.

    Hello All,
    it's my 1st time with this group.
    I need a ride in the morning of the event.
    I am in north Burnaby, but I can get to a skytrain stn.
    Any help appreciated.

    February 28, 2013

    • kris z.

      hey if you still need a ride i can give you one, im right by commercial station but could meet you are one of the burnaby stations

      February 28, 2013

  • Simone A.

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a ride...I live in the Fairviw Slopes area of Vancouver, but can get to any skytrain station.

    Thanks,

    Simone

    February 13, 2013

  • Diana

    I'm coming from further east of Aldergrove, if anyone needs a ride

    February 11, 2013

  • Susan S.

    I would like a ride. I live at Victoria Drive and East Hastings Street in Vancouver. My email address is: [masked]. Thanks! Susan

    February 11, 2013

  • Monique C.

    It's my first time removing invasive plants, but I'm looking forward to it. I will need a ride there if someone has space. I live near 49th & Fraser area, willing to meet you where it is convenient.

    February 9, 2013

  • christine

    if I don't have to work .

    February 8, 2013

  • Tim H.

    Sorry, too far.

    February 6, 2013

  • Simone A.

    Hi! I would like a ride...I live very close to the intersection of Broadway & Granville.

    February 4, 2013

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