This event is on rain or shine!
For fun, we're going to DRESS UP in 80s style for this event.
This is our 100th event! Feel free to bring some goodies to share if you'd like
We are meeting at the parking lot at the end of the unnamed street off Mcneely's Way (which starts off River Rd.).
For a meeting spot interactive map please click ---> HERE
Another map ---> HERE
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
- Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)
- Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow a sign with an arrow
- English Ivy and lamium removal and planting from 10am - 1pm(with breaks and refreshments)
- At 1pm, for those interested, we'll explore the park and have our packed lunches until around 2pm.
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
- If you are sticking around at 1pm for the walk, bring a packed lunch.
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 - the Corporation of Delta 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
- There is a washroom at this park
- A volunteer letter emailed to you after the event to confirm your hours if you need it
About English Ivy and Lamium
Both English Ivy and Lamium are invasive plants and threaten native plants and trees.
To learn more about English Ivy please click -->HERE
To learn more about Lamium please click --> HERE
About Ladner Harbour Park
The main features include trails, washrooms, picnic area, kids' play equipment plus excellent views of the boat and marine traffic in the Fraser River. The Swenson walk is a great trail in the park that takes you in a southerly direction to a wildlife viewpoint along the Fraser delta. There is also a good walk starting at the north end of the park that takes you through the South Arm Marshes Wildlife Area, where you might see loons, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Hawks, minks, raccoons and seals
The Corporation of Delta