Needs a location
This is the Lower Mainland Green Team's first time at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park and ivy needs to be removed to help native plants and trees flourish!
This event is on rain or shine!
We are meeting at the parking lot on 272nd just south of 8th Ave.
CLICK on the following two maps (click on each image to get a clearer look):
Map of the meeting spot close up (http://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/photos/7359882/#109384102)
Map from a distance (http://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/photos/7359882/)
Getting yourself there
Let's all help each other get there by carpooling as this is an out of the way park. There are often Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers willing to provide a ride! If you need a ride log into your meetup account, click on "join us" on this page and leave a message briefly describing where you can offer or need a ride from. You can also leave a message at the bottom of this page in the box where it says "post a comment". Don't forget to chip in for gas if you get a ride ($5 for every hour of drive is about right)
Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late) Sign-in Walk to site. Note: if you are late follow green arrows. Ivy removal from 10am - 1pm (with breaks and refreshments). Have a packed lunch and walk around the Aldergrove Lake Regional Park at 1pm for those keen to explore What to bring
Your rain jacket in case it is raining. Our events in the rain have still been great fun! Gardening gloves if you have them (otherwise they'll be provided for you) Ideal footwear: waterproof hiking boots, sturdy outdoor shoes, rubber boots. No open toe shoes, heels or fashionable shoes/boots. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty a lunch if you're sticking around after volunteering Water (to bring with you to the work site) What will be provided for you
Gloves, tools and equipment. If you have your own gardening gloves, feel free to bring them. Snacks for the break Instruction - Metro Vancouver Parks will give you the run down about the work we will be doing (you don't need to have experience to participate). There will be a safety talk and an orientation of the site. A volunteer letter emailed to you after the event to confirm your hours if you need it
About Aldergrove Lake Regional Park
This park is located in the southeast corner of Langley and offers stunning views of neighbouring agricultural lands and Coast Mountains. Features of the park include: the historic lake site, heritage homes and farms, Nooksack Dace and Salish Sucker (aquatic species at risk) and the Big Rock - a remnant of the last Ice Age. It is 280 hectares in size and has plenty of wildlife.
Metro Vancouver Parks