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Invasive plant removal and litter pick up at Coquitlam River Park

  • May 25, 2013 · 9:45 AM

This event is on rain or shine!

Meeting Spot

The meeting location is Coquitlam River Park trail entrance off Lincoln Street. For a map please click HERE

For an interactive map please click HERE

Please be mindful regarding parking around people's drive ways.

Getting yourself there

Carpool. 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: 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:


  • Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)
  • Sign-in
  • Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow arrows
  • English Ivy removal from 10am - 1pm (with breaks and refreshments).

What to bring

  • Your rain jacket in case it is raining. Don't let the rain scare you off, our events are still fun in the rain!
  • 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, please bring them.
  • Snacks for the break
  • Instruction - you will be given 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 Coquitlam River Park

Coquitlam River Park, is a tributary of the Fraser and provides a network of forest walking trails extending for 9.8 kms within 165 acres of municipal parkland.


City of Coquitlam

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  • Monique C.

    It was awesome, it was a great crew to work with, enjoyed meeting new people and helping out. Thank you also for the wonderful appreciative gifts! Thank you also Lyda for sharing the great news about LMGT environmental award - woohoo!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I won't be able to make it. I was planning to come with my children, but one has a newly broken collarbone . I hope to see you soon on other removals

    May 25, 2013

  • Monique C.

    I think I can bus it there it looks fairly easy to get to, I'm familiar with the area so I think I should be okay getting there by transit. I thought it wasn't going to be accessible by transit but after looking at the map it looks like it is. :)

    May 24, 2013

  • Monique C.

    Needing a ride if possible, I live in Vancouver 49th & Fraser area, I'm happy to meet you here in Vancouver or at Coquitlam Station. Feel free to send me a message here or you can call me on my cell[masked]-2353. Thanks very much!

    May 24, 2013

  • Neha

    looking for a ride


    May 24, 2013

  • Neha

    Hi there

    I am coming from Langley, can someone give me a ride? If there isn't someone from Langley, I can meet up at a braid station or a station on the millennium line


    May 24, 2013

  • Ella V.

    I'm looking for someone to carpool with leaving from (or passing through) downtown, Vancouver.

    May 19, 2013

  • Dawn

    Book me as tentative for now, and I'll update later. This river is near and dear to me, and important to me to keep it beautiful :)

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to bring my boys along

    April 28, 2013

  • Amber V.

    We might be around 6 minutes late.

    March 28, 2013

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