Clean-up and invasive plant removal at Blackie Spit at Crescent Beach BC

  • Mar 11, 2012 · 10:00 AM

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! 

Meeting Spot

We will be meeting where it says "trail start" on the following map (so we'll meet in the parking lot):

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: 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:


  • Meet at 9.50 am at the McBride Ave parking lot
  • Sign-in
  • 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
  • Water

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:

Our host

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful beach and weather! I feel great about doing this work with the well organized groups.

    March 12, 2012

  • Akshay S.

    The weather wasn't expected to be that great but when your doing good deeds for mother nature she gives back and we got a great day with good weather.

    March 12, 2012

  • Katherine Y.

    Awsome meetup! Made lots of new friends

    March 12, 2012

  • Monika K.

    It was fun and informative at the same time.

    March 12, 2012

  • Sumaiya I.

    Beautiful site---was great to get out there for a clean-up!

    March 12, 2012


    Sungyoung/ I am Sorry, I mean on Sunday, so tomorrow :)
    Take care

    March 10, 2012


    Hi Sunyoung, How are you?? I want to ride from there. Is it same place last time when we hiked?? Could you tell me what time I should go there?

    March 8, 2012

  • Auguste

    Hi everyone, i'm on a working visa in Vancouver for an other 9 month. I actually hold a Bachelor degree in Environment, and i'm glad to join your group for this volunteer journey. See you soon!

    March 7, 2012


    Hello, I am living in Burnaby, and I need a ride from where I can go to any Skytrain staion. Thanks

    February 26, 2012

  • R G.

    Hi! I plan on taking transit, but if anyone is going through downtown, I would love to carpool. Thanks:)

    February 11, 2012

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