Shoreline clean-up at low tide at Jericho Beach in Vancouver

  • June 22, 2013 · 9:45 AM

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!

Meeting Spot

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

Activities

  • Meet at 9.45 am (please don't be late because we are leaving the meeting spot at 10am sharp)
  • Sign-in
  • 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

Host

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

 

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  • Charly C.

    Great experience can't wait to volunteer more!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jazzfan J.

    Great. Job well done

    June 22, 2013

  • Amber W.

    Sorry it's last minute but I can't come out. I've spent way over my budget for transportation this month. :( I was really looking forward to it. Maybe next time.

    June 21, 2013

  • jaskaran

    Please let me know if anyone is coming from north surrey and willing to carpool :)

    June 21, 2013

  • Yad

    Hi,
    I am Yad. Just moved to Vancouver from London. Recently finished a Law degree, want to help the environment and meet new people!

    June 21, 2013

  • Charly C.

    Hi! I just wanted to confirm we are meeting in the parking lot near Boathouse at Kits Beach. Is that correct? Thanks.

    June 21, 2013

    • Lyda S.

      hi Charly, the parking lot is near 1451 Discovery St. please click on the map link.

      June 21, 2013

  • Derrick H.

    Sorry!

    June 21, 2013

  • Gayle H.

    Sorry!

    June 21, 2013

  • Bash

    Sorry - out of town visitors - hope not too late for someone to take my spot!

    June 21, 2013

  • Diana

    I know this is last minute, but I'm coming from Coquitlam, so if anyone needs a ride, please let me know.

    June 20, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Hi everyone! I am working for the City of Vancouver and currently seeking recycling enthusiasts to volunteer at the Khatsahlano Music + Arts Festival as recycling educators. In this role you would help event-goers to sort their waste/recycling items at waste sorting stations. In exchange, you would receive a Khats t-shirt, free food and refreshments, an invitation to the Khatsahlano volunteer after-party and not to mention the satisfaction of knowing you helped to keep recyclables out of the landfill! Here are the details:

    Khatsahlano Music + Arts Fest
    Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
    Time: 11 pm to 9 pm
    Location: West 4th avenue between Macdonald and Burrard

    Please email me if you're interested at [masked]

    See you on Saturday at Jericho!

    June 20, 2013

  • Kim P

    Sorry, have to cancel as I've been called in to work. See you another time.

    June 18, 2013

  • Photo S.

    No break ??? so what about the cookies ?? no cookies I no come. 8-)

    June 17, 2013

  • Megan C.

    Sorry, graduation bbq to attend!

    June 16, 2013

  • Bash

    If I get confirmed - will be driving in from Langley - can pick up anyone on the way!!

    June 11, 2013

  • Jazzfan J.

    Hi Lydia:
    I thought I had registered for this but I'm not in the list here. Can you tell me if I am or not?
    Thanks

    June 9, 2013

    • Lyda S.

      hi Janet, if your name is not on the RSVP list on the right, that means you are not registered. I recommend you log into your meetup account and sign up. You will be waitlisted. Chances are good people will drop out closer to the day and a space will become available for you

      June 9, 2013

  • Marnie

    Mattea and Genna will come as well.

    April 22, 2013

  • Simone A.

    I'm sorry but must cancel due to scheduling conflict with yoga teachers' training.

    April 11, 2013

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