Earth Day native planting & invasive species removal Brydon Lagoon Langley

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Brydon Lagoon

198a Street and 53 Ave · Langley, bc

How to find us

Meet at the kiosk in the parking lot of Brydon Lagoon

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Details

City of Langley and Lower Mainland Green Team have partnered to bring you this Earth Day activity!

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

No experience necessary.

We volunteer rain or shine.

MEETING INSTRUCTIONS

At Brydon Lagoon (the entrance near 53 Ave and 199st)

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 City of Langley 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
• Lots of photos of you in action!
• Have FUN! 😀

YOUR DUTIES

• Remove invasive plant species (they compete with native plants and for this one we will be focusing on digging up blackberry and pulling English Ivy)
• Plant native trees
• 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 (if you haven't yet, please don't forget to fill out the volunteer registration form: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr to save time on the day)
• Walk to Site (follow arrows if you're late)
• Receive instruction and demo on how to remove invasive plants effectively and plant native trees
• Remove invasive plants and plant
• 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 Langley: https://city.langley.bc.ca/

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

OTHER AWESOME GROUPS to connect with:

Langley Environmental Partners Society: http://www.leps.bc.ca/

Langley Field Naturalists: https://www.langleyfieldnaturalists.org/

Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation: https://langleysaf.ca/about/

Nickomekl Enhancement Society: https://www.facebook.com/Nicomekl-Enhancement-Society-257050661033918/

QUESTIONS?

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