This event is on rain or shine!
The Lower Mainland Green Team has adopted this park and the goal is to remove all the invasive plants in this park! In the fall we're going to plant native plants and trees where the invasive plants used to be.
This particular event will work with the BC Wildlife Federation
We are meeting at corner of 102a Ave and 141 Street in Surrey. There is a map HERE
An interactive google map HERE
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 9.45am (please don't be late)
- Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow arrows
- Invasive plant removal (Himalayan Blackberry, Lamium, Periwinkle and English Ivy) 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 Cedar Grove Park
Cedar Grove features a mature second growth forest of Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and Hemlocks. There are a number of natural area trails that provide access to the surrounding neighbourhood.
Located in East Whalley, the park is also home to the North Surrey Organic Community Garden, which offers garden plots to local residents.
City of Surrey