Invasive plant removal at Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver

  • November 24, 2012 · 9:45 AM

This event is on rain or shine! It will be colder and potentially wet at the end of November, so be dress appropriately!

Meeting Spot

We are meeting at the parking lot off Kerr Road (just south of 63rd).

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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]

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.

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
  • Remove invasive plants from 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!
  • 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 - Vancouver Parks Board staff 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

Host

Vancouver Parks Board

 

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  • Andrea E.

    It was fun! We got a ton done and there were lots of snacks and goodies to keep us going!

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lyda im so sorry for doing this so late, my job called me in last minute, again, to work and Mina is sick so Franco is staying with her. Again I'm so so sorry.

    November 24, 2012

  • Marlis K.

    If anyone from N. Van or W. Van is going, could I please get a ride?

    November 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Very close to Seymore Parkway.

      November 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      [masked], My cellphone.

      November 24, 2012

  • Petra

    Im looking to get any kind of experience working either landscaping, farming, .........Willing to volunteer my time in exchange for learning experience....


    Thanks,

    Petra

    November 19, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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