Dig up invasive Himalayan Blackberry next to Nelson Creek in Coquitlam

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PLEASE REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER by clicking:
http://goo.gl/WRx6jr

No experience necessary.

We volunteer rain or shine.

MEETING INSTRUCTIONS

There is a large green site next to Nelson Creek full of invasive blackberry, near the intersection of King Edward St and Lougheed Hwy (that you can access from Woolridge St)

GETTING THERE:

Please reduce your ecological footprint by using:

• Transit. To find out the best route click: http://www.translink.bc.ca
• Your bicycle. For a bicycle map: 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. Please chip in for gas ($5 for every hour of drive)
• Walk if you live nearby

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING

• Learn about environmental issues facing Coquitlam Parks
• Meet new people
• Get exercise and fresh air in a beautiful green space
• Enhance a local park space and increase biodiversity
• Get volunteer hours
• Find out about other local organizations
• Feel a sense of community
• Have FUN! 😀

YOUR DUTIES

• Remove invasive plant species (the compete with native plants)
• 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 9am (please don't be late)
• Sign in on your phone or our tablet
• Walk to Site (follow arrows if you're late)
• Receive instruction and demo on how to remove invasive plants effectively
• Remove invasive plants
• Take a break (yummy refreshments time!) around 10.30am
• Volunteer until 12pm
• 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 and pruners 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, or gum boots

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU:

• Training will be provided on the day (no experience necessary!)
• Gardening gloves
• Tools (e.g. pruners and loppers)
• 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?

• A survey sent to you
• A volunteer letter emailed on request
• Photos taken will be loaded here: http://goo.gl/hctXBv
• Photos may end up in a local newspaper
• A summary and before & after photos will be posted to show impact here: https://www.greenteamscanada.ca/category/lmgt-in-action/

PARTNER FOR THIS ACTIVITY:

City of Coquitlam: http://www.coquitlam.ca/

This partnership will increase community engagement, raise environmental awareness & increase their capacity to improve their local parks & riparian areas

OTHER AWESOME GROUPS to connect with:

• City of Coquitlam Bad Seed Urban Forestry Volunteer opportunities: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/70f5aad0-ec2b-445c-b980-977cb9020dcb/1
• Burke Mountain Naturalists: http://www.bmn.bc.ca
• Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (BIMES): http://www.mossomcreek.org/
• Maple Creek Streamkeepers: https://sites.google.com/site/mcstreamkeepers/home
• Port Moody Ecological Society: http://www.noonscreek.org
• Watershed Watch Salmon Society: https://www.watershed-watch.org/

QUESTIONS?

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