Remove English Ivy at Burnaby Lake Park

  • May 26, 2013 · 12:45 PM

This event is on rain or shine!

Meeting Spot

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

Activities

  • Meet at 12.45pm (please don't be late)
  • Sign-in
  • 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

Host

Burnaby Lake Park Association


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  • Anqi F.

    GREAT!!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Elena K

    Very satisfying experience.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something came up in the AM and I won't make it on time

    May 25, 2013

  • Chapman

    Sorry, won't be able to make it due to conflicting schedules :(

    May 23, 2013

  • manila s.

    hi, unfortunately my friend and I cannot make it this Sunday. Hope to see you all in other events!!

    May 22, 2013

  • Sakurako K.

    So sorry, sudden change of plans :( can't attend

    May 20, 2013

  • stephen b.

    where exactly in burnaby lake will we be meeting and where around the lake will we be going to pick the english ivy. Also on a side note, it said in the description about burnaby lake that there's beavers there, i haven't been to burnaby lake in a long time and i have never seen a beaver before, i hope i see one when i get there that be awesome!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2013

    • Lyda S.

      hi Stephen, please read the details under "meeting spot" in the description for where we are meeting.

      May 13, 2013

    • Photo S.

      Hello Stephen, I have been to Burnaby lake quite a few times. If you look closely, you can see 2-3 beaver dams in the distance. I don't think you will see any beavers. Burnaby lake is a wetland area and there is a very large area which is not accessible by humams, and that area is the Beavers habitat.

      May 13, 2013

  • stephen b.

    Ask attendees

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know that I just joined this group, but I have a really good suggestion for a meet up. If you care for the environment, yourself, other animals and, well, this planet, then this is for you. My suggestion is to attend the March Against Monsanto protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery on May 25th starting at 11am. Although the protest doesn't start until May 25th, in the interim, the organizers are looking for people to help with the organization process in order to make this happen. For more information, you can look on Facebook and search March Against Monsanto. By joining and telling more people, you are helping to save the one place we all have to call home. Thank you.

    May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Incase people don't know who or what Monsanto is, I will briefly explain. They started as a pesticide company and are now buying up a lot of seed companies. They are the ones responsible for the majority of the GMO products that are destroying everything this planet has to offer.

      May 5, 2013

  • flora s.

    im new to this and im only 15, i hope this wont be awkward for me.. im so excited

    April 29, 2013

  • Simone A.

    Sorry, I must cancel due to a scheduling conflict with yoga teacher training.

    April 11, 2013

  • Amber W.

    I might be about 10 minutes late but I'll try to pick up the pace when I get to the stop.

    March 29, 2013

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