Next Meetup

Invasive Plant Removal and Educational Hike!
Not only do we help save the native plants, you will get an educational walk through a few trails at Minnekhada. You will learn about the importance of the native plants and how the invasive plants are bad for Minnekhada's biodiversity. You will also learn what animals are in the park and what plants are important for their survival. There are invasive plants around the Minnekhada such as English Ivy and Purple Loosestrife that we will remove during this event. Schedule: 11:00am - Meet at Quarry Road 11:15am - Tools and Safety Info & Invasive Plant Info 11:30am - Hiking and Pulling Invasive Plants 12:30pm - Lunch Break 1:00pm - Hiking and Pulling Invasive Plants 1:30pm - Clean up 1:45pm - Hike back to Quarry Road parking lot 2:00pm - End of event What to bring - Water bottle with LOTS of water - Sturdy shoes to work in such as hiking shoes - Clothing you do not mind getting dirt on The event starts at the Quarry Road parking lot. I will give you tools and safety information. We will then carry our bags and tools while hiking Minnekhada. This will not be all around the marsh or at High Knoll. There will be a lunch break, however if you need to stop and rest for a few minutes, we will stop and have a water / snack break. There will be a Clif bar supplied. If you want more food, I recommend packing it. After lunch everyone will go back to hiking and pulling the invasive plants. Then we will hike back to the Quarry Road parking lot. If you have any questions email " [masked] "

Minnekhada Regional Park (Quarry Road Entrance)

4005 Quarry Road · Coquitlam, BC

What we're about

We’re an enthusiastic hands-on group active throughout Metro Vancouver who gets together to remove invasive plants and replant native vegetation in our Regional Parks. Have fun, help the environment, make new friends, get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors!

We have a lot of parkland and we need help with it! With 22 regional parks, 1 inter-regional park, 2 ecological conservancy areas, 3 regional reserves and 5 greenways, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks provides a vital habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. All told we manage and protect a whopping 14,436 hectares of awe-inspiring parklands; nearly 10 million people visit them each year. Help us maintain these natural habitats for current and future generations to enjoy.

Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

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