Past Meetup

Remove invasive plants at Memorial West Park - Vancouver

This Meetup is past

25 people went

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Details

This event is on rain or shine.

Meeting Spot

We are meeting at Memorial West Park in Vancouver - 4701 Dunbar St at 31st Ave. Map HERE (https://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&daddr=49.243326,-123.188166&z=15). More details about the park HERE (http://cfapp.vancouver.ca/parkfinder_wa/index.cfm?fuseaction=FAC.ParkDetails&park_id=39)

Getting yourself there

Transit. To find out the best route from where you are, please 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 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 (http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/bikeways/maps.htm)

Activities

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

• Sign in

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

• Plant native plants and trees and Remove Himalayan Blackberry, Ivy and Holly

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!

Hosts

Vancouver Park Board (http://vancouver.ca/your-government/vancouver-board-of-parks-and-recreation.aspx)