This event is on rain or shine!
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
- Meet at 9.45 am (please don't be late)
- 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
Metro Vancouver Parks