The extreme low tide at Jericho Beach on this day will provide an opportunity to access materials from the recent construction of the newly restored beach that may be moved further inland by the tides.
This event is on rain or shine!
We are meeting at the Jericho Works Yard (on Discovery street). A map --> HERE
Your parking fee will be covered. A volunteer will be at the pay station to give you a parking pass. Please do not be late because we are leaving at 10am sharp.
Getting yourself there
Carpool. 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]
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
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 because we are leaving the meeting spot at 10am sharp)
- From 10-noon we'll be removing bits of concrete, rusty pipes, tie wires, rebar, metal sheer connectors and such. Piles will need to made at the high tide line and picked up and moved from there.
What to bring
- Your rain jacket in case it is raining. Our events in the rain are still 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
- 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 - the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation 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
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation