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Postponed to this Sunday (Mar 16) Scotch Broom removal at Spanish Banks

  • Mar 16, 2014 · 9:45 AM

The forecast has gotten worse for saturday March 15th (100% chance of 50+mm of rain) so this activity is postponed to Sunday March 16th 9.45am-1pm. It will probably still be raining on Sunday, but far lighter.


That photo above is the scotch broom you will be removing! I can't wait!! 

Meeting Spot 

The parking lot right after the Spanish Banks West Concession (on 4875 NW Marine Drive). A Map HERE

Getting yourself there

Transit. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to:http://www.translink.bc.ca type in the location you are starting from, the destination and the date and time you will begin the trip

Carpool. If you need a ride log into your meetup account, RSVP and leave a message at the bottom of this event page describing where you need a ride from. We're a friendly bunch and often Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers are willing to provide a ride! Don't forget to chip in for gas if you get a ride ($5 for every hour of drive is about right)

Cycle. For a bicycle map click HERE

Activities

• Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)

• Sign in

• Walk to Site (follow arrows if you're late)

• Remove Scotch Broom, Himalayan Blackberry and english ivy


What to bring

• Refillable water bottle (don't forget this please)

• Rain jacket in case it rains. Don't let the rain scare you off!

• If it's sunny bring a hat and sunscreen

• Your own gardening gloves if you prefer them (we provide them otherwise)

• Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty

• Long sleeves and long pants to protect you from thorny plants and ticks  

• Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots. Gum boots work too!


What will be provided for you

• Gardening gloves if you don't have your own

• Tools

• Refreshments at the break

• Instruction on what to do. You don't need to have experience to participate!

• A volunteer letter if you need to confirm your hours for school or another program

• A fun experience in a beautiful park!


Host

Vancouver Park Board


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  • Nicole

    Thanks everyone for your help yesterday, I enjoyed a lot as well, looking forward to see you all soon!

    March 17, 2014

  • Barbara B

    Good, I enjoyed working taking out the Scotch broom and cutting back then digging out the Himalayan blackberries and pulling up the English Ivy. I also collected some thrown out English holly (waiting to become another invasive plant!

    March 16, 2014

  • Nicole

    I'm almost there (on the bus #019)

    March 16, 2014

  • Grace H

    cant find the concession tge address given dorsnt lead to the right place

    March 16, 2014

  • Nicole

    Me too! I'm on my way but little bit late!! See you!! :)

    March 16, 2014

  • Grace H

    I am coming, but I will be a 10 minutes late (busing)

    March 16, 2014

  • Youngsung Tommy B.

    Why rain :( hopefully it won't be too much of it...

    March 11, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      I'm keeping my fingers crossed there isn't too much rain

      March 12, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      See you Sunday Youngsung

      March 14, 2014

  • Nicole

    Are we doing this on Saturday right?

    March 13, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      forecast is calling for up to 45mm of rain tomorrow (Sat) if it doesn't change by later today, I'm aiming to postpone it potentially to Sunday be on a lookout for an email and a message right on this event page)

      March 14, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      see you on Sunday Loreto!

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • Nicole

    Looks like we can make it this Saturday... So anxious! Haha stay positive about the weather!!

    March 11, 2014

  • Grace H

    Looks like it will be poring rain on Sat. Is this still a go?

    March 6, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      we still volunteer when it rains. We do however postpone if Environment Canada issues a weather warning.

      March 6, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      Grace, looks like we might postpone after all.. waiting to see if the weather forecast changes. 50mm is a lot!

      March 7, 2014

  • Nicole

    I'm pretty excited to help!! Can't wait! See you all there!

    March 7, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      I'm excited too!!

      March 7, 2014

  • Mer M.

    what gardening tools? clippers of various sizes? shovel/spade?

    March 6, 2014

    • Lyda S.

      all of the above, and a pretty cool one! a weed wrench :)

      March 7, 2014

  • Nicole

    1st time here but excited to help mother nature!

    March 1, 2014

  • Barbara B

    I went down to Spanish Banks today, Sunday, Feb 2, had a nice walk around then came home. Wrong month!! Mar 2 I am doing the West Van 10k run/walk, I'll be walking with my poles so can't make this worthy event. Sorry.

    February 2, 2014

  • Youngsung Tommy B.

    I am looking for someone to carpool with since I don't have a car. If anyone is coming from North Vancouver area, please let me know. If not, I will still be there by transit.

    February 1, 2014

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