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Dig up Himalayan Blackberry at Ruth Johnson Park in White Rock

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  • Ruth Johnson Park

    14560 North Bluff Road, White Rock , BC, White Rock, BC (map)

    49.020504 -122.804199

  • We'll be working rain or shine. 

    Consent form HERE for those under 19. There is a waiver form that adult volunteers can sign on site

    Meeting Spot

    We are meeting at east of the intersection of High Street and Saturna Drive in the Mann Park Lawn Bowling parking lot. 

    For an interactive map please CLICK --> HERE

    Getting yourself there

    Transit. To find out the best route from where you are click HERE

    Carpool. Leave a message at the bottom of this page if you need a ride. Don't forget to chip in for gas ($5 for every hour of drive is about right)

    Cycle. For a bicycle map click HERE

    Flow of Volunteer Activity

    • Meet at 9.15am 

    • Sign in

    • Dig up Himalayan Blackberry crowns (root system) to make space to plant native species

    • Take a break about half way (yummy refreshments time!)

    • Volunteer until 12pm

    • Sign out

    What to bring

    • If you're under 19 have your guardian or parent sign this form --> HERE or email [masked] to get a copy of our waiver form emailed to you

    • Refillable water bottle

    • 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 at this volunteer activity

    • 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!

    • An opportunity to meet new people and have a fun experience in a beautiful park!

    What will happen afterwards

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

    • Photos taken will be loaded up in a photo album

    • A summary of how this activity went along with before and after photos will be posted in our pages to show what a big impact you've made

    Our Host

    We are working with the City of White Rock to make this activity happen!

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