This event is on rain or shine!
We are meeting at the "A" on the following Interactive map of the meeting spot (parking lot is a bit further down Avalon Avenue, further left of the "A" on the interactive map. When you come to a fork stay right)
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
- Meet at 12.45pm (please don't be late)
- Walk to site. Note: if you are late please follow arrows
- English Ivy removal from 1pm-4pm (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 Burnaby Lake Park
Burnaby Lake is the largest lake in the Lower Mainland and its rich ecology attracts many species including ducks, frogs, geese, beavers and much more. The hiking path around the lake is 10kms.
The LMGT has been here before. For photos from the last time we were at this site click HERE
Burnaby Lake Park Association