Needs a location
This event is on rain or shine!
We're meeting at the Belcarra Picnic Area. Map -->HERE (http://www.belcarra.ca/Belcarra_Regional_Park_Map.pdf)
an interactive google map --> HERE (https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=belcarra+picnic+area&ie=UTF-8&hl=en)
Getting yourself there
Consider carpooling. Strongly encourage carpooling for this particular LMGT event as parking may be a challenge at this picnic area. 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 out to everyone signed up to participate a day before so drop an email to her (email@example.com) that you need a ride and she can include it in her message to all those participating.
Take Transit. There is a bus that will take you right to the parking lot we are meeting at. To find out the best route go to:http://www.translink.bc.ca (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
Ride your bicycle. There are bicycle maps here: http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm
Meet at 9.45pm (please don't be late) Sign-in Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow a sign with an arrow. English Ivy removal from 10-1pm (with breaks and refreshments) For those interested we will hike the (for more details about this hike click-->) Jug Island Beach Trail (http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/jug-island-beach/) (Bring a packed lunch) once the invasive plant removal is done.
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, especially if you are doing the hike afterwards!! 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 - Metro Vancouver Parks 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 English Ivy
To learn more about the invasive plant English Ivy please click --> HERE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedera_helix) and HERE (http://www.shim.bc.ca/invasivespecies/_private/englishivy.htm)
About Belcarra Regional Park
This park is 1,100 hectare (2,700 acre) regional park tucked away on Burrard Inlet at the mouth of Indian Arm beginning near Belcarra Bay and extending to Sasamat Lake. It is considered the "Stanley Park" of Tri-cities. The land is used as a popular trail and recreational area and also serves as an environmental habitat.
Metro Vancouver Parks (http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks_lscr/regionalparks/Pages/default.aspx)
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