This event is on rain or shine!
DAYLIGHTS SAVING is on March 11 at 2am. Please set your clock forward one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night. If you don't you'll be an hour late to this event!
We will be meeting where it says "trail start" on the following map (so we'll meet in the parking lot): http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2303.aspx
Getting yourself there
Consider carpooling. There are often Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers willing to give a ride! If you need a ride when you log into your meetup account and click on "join us" on this page, leave a message 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)
Take transit. To find out the best route 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.
Ride your bicycle. There are bicycle maps here: http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm
- Meet at 9.50 am at the McBride Ave parking lot
- Walk to site (10 mins). Note: if you are late follow green arrows.
- Clean-up and invasive plant removal from 10 am - 1 pm (with breaks and refreshments)
- Have a picnic lunch at 1pm (please bring a packed lunch) if it rains we will forgo this bit.
- Walk around Crescent Beach after lunch
What to bring
- Your rain jacket in case it is raining (it'll be the rainy time of year). Our events in the rain have still been great fun!
- 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
- a lunch if you're sticking around after volunteering
Note: tools and equipment will be provided for you
About Blackie Spit
Blackie Spit Park has a salt marsh ecosystem. It is composed mostly of gravel with grassy and marshy brush. The Spit is best known for it's spectacular bird watching. The Spit is an important stop for many migrating birds. Species such as eagles, ducks and herons can be spotted year round. Seals can be spotted in the sand bars close to shore.
We've been to Blackie Spit before, for photos go to: http://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/photos/1352095/
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay