Past Meetup

Invasive blackberry & Ivy removal at Ruth Johnson Park South Surrey/White Rock

This Meetup is past

17 people went

Details

TWO STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO PARTICIPATE

STEP 1: Resister at a Green Team volunteer: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr
You only ever have to register as a volunteer ONCE

STEP 2: Register for this July 15 activity: http://goo.gl/bY28pb

Please always use your own unique email address for all online forms. That's the only way we know who you are.

We volunteer rain or shine

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY

WHERE WE WILL MEET:

Parking lot at Anderson St and Vine Ave in White Rock (the east side of the track) . The closest biggest intersection is Oxford St and 16th Ave/North Bluff Rd.

Parking passes available for anyone coming, so please let us know well in advance.

GETTING THERE:

Please reduce your ecological footprint by using:

• Transit. To find out the best route from where you are click: http://www.translink.bc.ca
• Your bicycle. For a bicycle map click HERE (http://www.translink.ca/en/Getting-Around/Cycling/Cycling-Maps.aspx)
• 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)

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING

• Learn about environmental issues facing local parks
• Meet new people
• Get exercise and fresh air in a beautiful green space
• Restore a local park space and increase biodiversity
• Get volunteer hours
• Enjoy the satisfaction of making a tangible difference
• Find out about another local organization doing ongoing amazing work
• Feel a sense of community
• Develop team building and leadership skills
• Have FUN! 😀

YOUR DUTIES

• Safely and effectively remove invasive plants that threaten our native plants and trees manually (we'll show you!)
• Carry tools and supplies to the site to and from the meeting spot
• Use hand tools safely and responsibly, and return them

FLOW OF ACTIVITY

• Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)
• Sign in on your phone or our tablet
• Walk to Site (follow arrows if you're late)
• Dig up blackberry roots and pull ivy
• Take a break (yummy refreshments time!)
• Volunteer until 1 pm
• Sign out on your phone or our tablet

REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME ONLINE

• If you haven't yet, register online: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr

WHAT TO BRING

• Refillable water bottle
• Rain jacket in case it rains
• 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 TO YOU:

• Training will be provided on the day
• Gardening gloves
• Tools
• Refreshments (often juices, fruits, veggies, energy bars and cookies)
• A small thank you gift at the end, often donated by a business

WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS?

• We'll send you a survey to ask for your feedback
• A volunteer letter will be emailed to you on request
• Photos taken will be loaded up in a photo album: http://goo.gl/hctXBv
• Photos may end up in a local newspaper!
• A summary of how this activity went along with before and after photos will be posted to show what a big impact you've made here: https://www.greenteamscanada.ca/category/lmgt-in-action/

PARTNER FOR THIS ACTIVITY:

City of White Rock: http://www.whiterockcity.ca

This forward thinking municipality understands the importance of partnering with a local charity to increase community engagement, raise environmental awareness and increase their capacity to improve their local parks!

ABOUT SITE:

A beautiful nature park featuring forested hiking trails, a ravine & home to a variety of wildlife

OTHER AWESOME GROUPS IN THE AREA:

• White Rock & Surrey Naturalists: https://www.facebook.com/WRSnaturalists/
• Friends of Semiahmoo Bay: http://www.birdsonthebay.ca

QUESTIONS?

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