• Remove Invasive Plants & Build Community at Ruth Johnson Park, White Rock!

    We will be removing invasive English ivy, English holly and English laurel from Ruth Johnson Park in White Rock! We will be both restoring local habitat while also having fun and connecting with each other in nature. We will be working RAIN OR SHINE.

    All ages, abilities & experience levels are welcome, bring your family & friends! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Gloves, tools, instruction & refreshments provided!

    Is this your first activity with the Lower Mainland Green Team? PLEASE REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME HERE: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr. THIS IS REQUIRED! You do not need to fill this out again if you have filled it out for a previous activity.

    MEETING INSTRUCTIONS
    • We will meet at the entrance to Ruth Johnson Park by the Peace Arch Curling Club (south end of the parking lot). EXACT LOCATION HERE: http://bit.ly/3se24G2 Look for our signs and call/text Ashton at[masked] if you can't find us!

    GETTING THERE/PARKING
    • This activity is accessible by public transit, which is a great way to save on costs and is better for the environment. Use Google Maps or download the Transit app (green icon) on your phone to find the best route for you!
    • For FREE parking for the duration of this activity please email ashton@greenteamscanada with your license plate ahead of time or tell Ashton your license plate number upon arrival. Do not pay for parking! Ask Ashton for a parking pass to display on your dash when you arrive.

    WASHROOMS
    • There are public washrooms located nearby in the Centre of Active Living/Peace Arch Curling Club, exact location HERE: https://bit.ly/3NKgt84. There are also washrooms located near the Centennial Baseball Field HERE: https://bit.ly/3tugiWy

    FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
    • Meet at 9:45am (please be on time)
    • Sign in on your phone or our tablet
    • Receive instruction and demo on how to remove invasive plants
    • Remove invasive plants
    • Take a break (yummy refreshments time!) around 11:30am
    • Volunteer until 1pm
    • Take home a reward from one of our in-kind sponsors
    • Sign out on your phone or our tablet

    WHAT TO BRING
    • Refillable water bottle
    • Rain jacket in case it rains
    • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Long sleeves and long pants to protect you from thorny plants & ticks
    • Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots or rain boots
    • Wear a hat to keep sun/rain out of your face
    • Your own gardening gloves, tools, safety glasses (we have lots, don't worry if you don't have any!)

    WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU
    • Gloves, tools, safety glasses if you don't have your own
    • An educational instruction on what to do (no experience necessary!)
    • Refreshments
    • A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a business

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS
    • A follow-up survey will be sent (filling this out helps us improve our program and secure funding to run more activities!)
    • A volunteer letter emailed on request
    • Photos taken will be uploaded here: http://goo.gl/hctXBv
    • A summary of the activity uploaded here: http://bit.ly/3uigmrb

    PARTNER FOR THIS ACTIVITY
    This activity is being made possible thanks to funding provided by TD Friends of the Environment and direction from the City of White Rock!

    BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
    • Learn about local environmental issues and how to address them
    • Meet new people & be part of a community
    • Improve your mental & physical health by being in nature
    • Get exercise & fresh air in a beautiful green space
    • Revitalize a local green space & increase biodiversity
    • Learn how to identify invasive plants & how to remove them
    • Get volunteer hours
    • Have FUN!

    QUESTIONS?
    Email [masked]

  • Remove Invasive Blackberry, Litter & Build Community at West Beach, White Rock!

    We will be removing invasive Himalayan blackberry and picking up litter at West Beach in White Rock! We will be both restoring local habitat while also having fun and connecting with each other in nature. We will be working RAIN OR SHINE.

    All ages, abilities & experience levels are welcome, bring your family & friends! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Gloves, tools, instruction & refreshments provided!

    Is this your first activity with the Lower Mainland Green Team? PLEASE REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME HERE: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr. THIS IS REQUIRED! You do not need to fill this out again if you have filled it out for a previous activity.

    MEETING INSTRUCTIONS
    We will meet by the West Beach boat launch (beside Bayview Park) at Bay St and Marine Drive. EXACT LOCATION HERE: https://bit.ly/3tvObnb. Call/text Ashton at[masked] if you can't find us!

    GETTING THERE/PARKING
    • This activity is accessible by public transit, which is a great way to save on costs and is better for the environment. Use Google Maps or download the Transit app (green icon) on your phone to find the best route for you!
    • For FREE parking for the duration of this activity please email ashton@greenteamscanada with your license plate ahead of time or tell Ashton your license plate number upon arrival. Do not pay for parking! Ask Ashton for a parking pass to display on your dash when you arrive.

    WASHROOMS
    There are public washrooms located nearby (~5min walk), exact location HERE: https://bit.ly/395XfdG

    FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
    • Meet at 9:45am (please be on time)
    • Sign in on your phone or our tablet
    • Receive instruction and demo on how to remove invasive plants
    • Remove invasive plants and remove litter
    • Take a break (yummy refreshments time!) around 11:30am
    • Volunteer until 1pm
    • Take home a reward from one of our in-kind sponsors
    • Sign out on your phone or our tablet

    WHAT TO BRING
    • Refillable water bottle
    • Hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun
    • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Long sleeves and long pants to protect you from thorny plants & ticks
    • Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots or rain boots
    • Rain jacket in case it rains
    • Your own gardening gloves, tools, safety glasses (we have lots, don't worry if you don't have any!)

    WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU
    • Gloves, tools, safety glasses if you don't have your own
    • An educational instruction on what to do (no experience necessary!)
    • Refreshments
    • A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a business

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS
    • A follow-up survey will be sent (filling this out helps us improve our program and secure funding to run more activities!)
    • A volunteer letter emailed on request
    • Photos taken will be uploaded here: http://goo.gl/hctXBv
    • A summary of the activity uploaded here: http://bit.ly/3uigmrb

    PARTNER FOR THIS ACTIVITY
    This activity is being made possible thanks to financial support and direction from our Community Investment Partner, the City of White Rock. Thank you Justin, Spencer and Jim!

    BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
    • Learn about local environmental issues and how to address them
    • Meet new people & be part of a community
    • Improve your mental & physical health by being in nature
    • Get exercise & fresh air in a beautiful green space
    • Revitalize a local green space & increase biodiversity
    • Learn how to identify invasive plants & how to remove them
    • Get volunteer hours
    • Have FUN!

    QUESTIONS?
    Email [masked]