Remove cultivated blueberries at the Richmond Nature Park

  • June 9, 2013 · 9:45 AM

This event is on rain or shine!

Meeting Spot

We are the Richmond Nature Park (11851 Westminster Hwy)

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING MAP:

Interactive map of the meeting spot (slightly to the left of the "A" of the interactive map is the entrance to the Richmond Nature Park)

Getting yourself there

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.

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]

Cycle. There are bicycle maps here:http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm

Activities

  • Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)
  • Sign-in
  • Walk to site. Note: if you are late please follow arrows
  • Cultivated blueberries removal from 10am - 1pm (with breaks and refreshments).
  • We will walk around the park and have our lunches (Bring a packed lunch) once the invasive plant removal is done.

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
  • 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, 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 Richmond Nature Park

Richmond Nature Park is over 200 acres and is the largest undeveloped natural area in Richmond. There are trails and boardwalks to allow you to walk into the bog, a fragile ecosystem, and discover native plants and wildlife. The cultivated blueberry bushes are thriving in the bog ecosystem and outcompeting the native plants.

We've been to this park before. To see photos of the LMGT in action at the Richmond Nature Park please click --> HERE

Host

City of Richmond

 

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  • Michael W.

    Great day in the bog! I'd prefer less talk and more action so that we can get more accomplished next time.

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Lyda S.

      hi Michael, a valid point! though, do note - building community and relationships between people is also a goal of the LMGT. We will work on getting better at multi-tasking (talking and working at the same time) so your point is appreciated.

      June 19, 2013

  • Lisa D.

    Very excited to see an event happening in Richmond!!!!

    May 29, 2013

  • Amber W.

    We might be 10-15 minutes late. Sorry. :(

    May 27, 2013

  • Marnie

    I will bring my 2 daughters again.

    March 19, 2013

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