Do some riparian restoration on BC Rivers Day at Guichon Creek in Burnaby BC

This is a past event

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Details

This event is on rain or shine so please dress for the weather!

Meeting Spot

Please click on this map (it takes a moment to load): http://www.bcit.ca/files/about/pdf/bcitmap.pdf

We are meeting at the parking lot near "Gate East 1" (Wayburne Drive and Ford Street). When you turn into Ford Street off Wayburne the parking lot immediately to your left will be where we are meeting! That is parking lot D. You can also park at parking lot F both lots are FREE for volunteers.

Please carpool, cycle or take transit! If you carpool, don't forget to reimburse your driver for gas.

Activities

We will:

Meet at 9.50 am in the parking lot at BCIT detailed above. At 10 am we will walk over to the location (the work site is directly across from parking lot F near a big blue bin) to where we will be removing invasive plants (japanese knotweed, policeman's helmet and ivy) At around 11am those who want to do some planting will be picked up by a horse and buggy to be taken to the plant site. Volunteer until 1 pm (with breaks and refreshments) Have a picnic lunch at 1pm (please bring a packed lunch) There will be TONS of fun things to do from 1-3pm. It will be the LARGEST Rivers day event in BC with 20-30 exhibitors, a farmer's market, a bbq ($3 donation for food), cutthroat release into the creek, an outdoor climbing wall, a stage with live entertainment. What to bring

Gardening gloves if you have them (if you don't they will be provided for you). Water lunch if you're planning to hang out after 1pm Rain jacket in case it rains Comfortable shoes or rubber boots that you don't mind getting dirty About Guichon Creek

After being damaged and converted to a drainage channel over 40 years ago, Guichon Creek was restored to largely a natural state thanks to BCIT, with the support from the City of Burnaby and numerous donors. Guichon Creek is fast becoming a good example of urban stream restoration.

Our host is

The Rivers Institute of BCIT