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Shoreline cleanup & invasive plant removal at Blackie Spit in Surrey

This event is on rain or shine!

DAYLIGHTS SAVING is on March 10 at 2am (so at 2am the time will move forward to 3am). When you go to bed on saturday night please set your clock forward one hour. 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): http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2303.aspx

Getting yourself there

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]

There is no transit to this location

Cycle. There are bicycle maps here:http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm

Activities

  • Meet at 9.45 am (please don't be late)
  • Sign-in
  • Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow a sign with an arrow
  • Clean-up and invasive plant removal Remove scotch broom and clean-up 10am - 1pm (with breaks and refreshments).

What to bring

  • Your rain jacket in case it is raining. Our events in the rain have still been great fun!
  • 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, feel free to bring them
  • Snacks for the break
  • Instruction - Friends of Semiahmoo Bay/Bird on the Bay will give you 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 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 click HERE and HERE

Host

Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society/Birds on the Bay

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  • trish s.

    Great day. I enjoyed meeting all of you and am looking forward to doing more.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice meeting all of you there! I have uploaded some pictures onto the album. Unfortunately I hurt my back and had to leave earlier. Hope to see you next time! : )

    March 10, 2013

  • Amber V.

    Bus drops off at 9:45 so we'll be about 20 minutes late. Save me a cookie, please? ;)

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I got no wheels, can't make it. Have fun over there.

    March 9, 2013

  • jill I.

    I just want to say sorry I can't make it I have a chest infection but will try in the future I hop e the sun shines for you all

    March 9, 2013

  • Catarina

    Hi, I can meet at any skytrain station, can somebody with a car meet me? I can pool with other people who come by train, too. Send me an email, thanks!

    March 7, 2013

    • jaskaran

      I can provide a ride from the Surrey Central or King George skytrain station. Before Sunday morning, please let me know if I should pick you up from one of these stations.

      March 7, 2013

    • Catarina

      Hi, thanks. I sent you a PM, too.

      March 8, 2013

  • Natasha G.

    Hi! First time here, looking for a ride in the Coquitlam/Lougheed area. Would be much appreciated!

    March 4, 2013

  • Danielle

    I'm so sorry I thought I could fit 2 events into this day but I can't. Hopefully I can make it to another meet up!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello All, I am looking for a ride from any skytrain stn. Anybody have space ? Thx.

    March 4, 2013

  • louise

    i'm double booked! i am with the gardening guerillas that day! will attend saturday's weed pull.

    February 9, 2013

  • Amber V.

    The first bus leaves at 7:20 and gets us at the OPPOSITE side of the park at 9:50. Does anyone have a spot for two in their car who could meet at a skytrain station?

    January 21, 2013

  • jill I.

    I would love a ride from down town vancouver, anywhere convenient for the driver ,on transit if possible as my old car is a bit unreliable to offer others rides in .

    January 5, 2013

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