• Meet Community & Remove Invasive Species at View Royal Park, View Royal!

    We will be removing invasive Daphne, Himalayan Blackberry, English Ivy, and Scotch Broom from this beautiful park!

    Please fill in Volunteer Registration if this is the first time you are volunteering with the Green Team: http://bit.ly/2WdZeAT. You only need to fill out this form ONCE.

    We will be working rain or shine.

    MEETING SPOT/PARKING
    There is a parking lot to the right of the subdivision. At the roundabout on Helmken Take the exit toward pheasant ln, keep right to drive towards the park, you will see a yellow gate and signs for parking for View Royal Park. We will be meeting inside the park. Follow the walking path and our signs to our tent

    Bus: Check BC Transit Schedules to plan your route here: https://www.bctransit.com/victoria/home

    Look for GVGT tent and signs!

    WASHROOMS
    There are no washrooms on site.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
    • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Long sleeves and long pants to protect from thorny plants and insects
    • Refillable water bottle with lots of water (we will have water for you to refill with if needed!)
    • Sturdy closed toe shoes/boots
    • A hat, sunscreen
    • Rain jacket in case it rains
    • Optional: Your own gardening gloves, tools, and/or safety glasses

    WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU
    • Gloves, tools, and safety glasses if you don't have your own
    • An educational instruction on what to do (no experience necessary!)
    • Refreshments
    • A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a Canadian and/or eco-friendly business

    FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
    • Meet at 9:45am for sign-in & introductions (please be on time)
    • If you can't find us, please call[masked]
    • Receive instruction & demo for the activity
    • Remove invasive plants
    • Take break for refreshments half way through
    • Volunteer until 1 pm then sign-out at end, take home an eco-gift!

    REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME ONLINE
    • If you haven't yet, register online (You only need to fill out this form once): http://bit.ly/2GEDEO9
    • Get your parent to sign this form if you are under 19: http://bit.ly/parentguardianform

    PARTNER
    This activity is being made possible thanks to financial support and direction from our Community Investment Partner, the Town of View Royal

    BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
    • Learn about local environmental issues and how to address them
    • Meet new people & be part of a community
    • Improve your mental & physical health by being in nature
    • Get exercise & fresh air in a beautiful green space
    • Revitalize a local green space & increase biodiversity
    • Learn how to identify invasive plants & how to remove them
    • Get volunteer hours
    • Have FUN!

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    All Greater Victoria Green Team activities take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, the Lekwungen speaking Songhees & Esquimalt peoples, and the nations who form the Te'mexw Treaty Association. We respectfully acknowledge the longstanding relationships these groups have with the land that stretch from time immemorial to the present day. We are extremely grateful to be able to run environmental stewardship activities on these lands.

  • YOUTH ACTIVITY: Remove Invasive Species at Mystic Vale on UVic Campus!

    We will be removing invasive English Ivy from this beautiful forest. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience doing ecological restoration, learn new skills, and make new friends!

    This activity is taking place Wednesday Feb. 22nd from 10am to 4pm in collaboration with UVic Residence Engagement and nearby secondary & elementary schools! There will be multiple sessions throughout the day. Community members are also welcome to join us for 1, or more of the sessions!

    Please fill in Volunteer Registration if this is the first time you are volunteering with the Green Team: http://bit.ly/2WdZeAT. You only need to fill out this form ONCE, before your very first activity.

    We will be working rain or shine.

    MEETING SPOT/PARKING
    Meet in the South corner of UVic Lot 1 (map pin here: http://bit.ly/3Ei3qHH).

    Bus: Check BC Transit Schedules to plan your route here: https://www.bctransit.com/victoria/home

    Carpooling: Use the comments at the bottom of the page to arrange carpooling with other volunteers!

    Look for GVGT signs!

    WASHROOMS
    There are washrooms on campus nearby.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
    • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Long sleeves and long pants to protect from thorny plants and insects
    • Refillable water bottle with lots of water (we will have water for you to refill with if needed!)
    • Sturdy closed toe shoes/boots
    • A hat, sunscreen
    • Rain jacket in case it rains
    • Optional: Your own gardening gloves, tools, and/or safety glasses

    WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU
    • Gloves, tools, and safety glasses if you don't have your own
    • An educational instruction on what to do (no experience necessary!)
    • Refreshments
    • A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a Canadian and/or eco-friendly business

    FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
    • Meet at either 10am, 12pm, 1:00pm, or 2pm for sign-in & introductions (please be on time for your session)
    • If you can't find us, please call[masked]
    • Receive instruction & demo for the activity
    • Remove invasive plants
    • Take break for refreshments half way through
    • Volunteer for 1 or 2 hours then sign-out at end, take home an eco-gift!

    REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME ONLINE
    • If you haven't yet, register online (You only need to fill out this form once): http://bit.ly/2GEDEO9
    • Get your parent to sign this form if you are under 19: http://bit.ly/parentguardianform

    PARTNER
    This activity is being made possible thanks to financial support and direction from our Community Investment Partner, the UVic Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability.

    BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
    • Learn about local environmental issues and how to address them
    • Meet new people & be part of a community
    • Improve your mental & physical health by being in nature
    • Get exercise & fresh air in a beautiful green space
    • Revitalize a local green space & increase biodiversity
    • Learn how to identify invasive plants & how to remove them
    • Get volunteer hours
    • Have FUN!

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    All Greater Victoria Green Team activities take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, the Lekwungen speaking Songhees & Esquimalt peoples, and the nations who form the Te'mexw Treaty Association. We respectfully acknowledge the longstanding relationships these groups have with the land that stretch from time immemorial to the present day. We are extremely grateful to be able to run environmental stewardship activities on these lands.

  • Remove Invasive Species & Make Friends at UVic Queenswood Campus!

    Ocean Networks Canada

    We will be removing invasive English Ivy from this beautiful forest. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience doing ecological restoration, learn new skills, and make new friends!

    Please fill in Volunteer Registration if this is the first time you are volunteering with the Green Team: http://bit.ly/2WdZeAT. You only need to fill out this form ONCE, before your very first activity.

    We will be working rain or shine.

    Anyone interested in arriving early to help with set up can email [masked]

    MEETING SPOT/PARKING
    Meet by the Ocean Networks Canada parking lot here: https://bit.ly/36Vif6h. There is a yellow metal gate off of Haro Rd with a trail to walk to the Ocean Networks Canada. We will be meeting inside this yellow gate by the gazebo.

    Bus: Check BC Transit Schedules to plan your route here: https://www.bctransit.com/victoria/home

    Carpooling: Use the comments at the bottom of the page to arrange carpooling with other volunteers!

    Cycling: There is a covered bike rack at Queenwoos Campus right beside the gazebo

    Look for GVGT signs!

    WASHROOMS
    There are no washrooms at Queenswood; the nearest ones are at the UVic bookstore

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
    • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
    • Long sleeves and long pants to protect from thorny plants and insects
    • Refillable water bottle with lots of water (we will have water for you to refill with if needed!)
    • Sturdy closed toe shoes/boots
    • A hat, sunscreen
    • Rain jacket in case it rains
    • Optional: Your own gardening gloves, tools, and/or safety glasses

    WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU
    • Gloves, tools, and safety glasses if you don't have your own
    • An educational instruction on what to do (no experience necessary!)
    • Refreshments
    • A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a Canadian and/or eco-friendly business

    FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
    • Meet at 9:45am for sign-in & introductions (please be on time)
    • If you can't find us, please call[masked]
    • Receive instruction & demo for the activity
    • Remove invasive plants
    • Take break for refreshments half way through
    • Volunteer until 1 pm then sign-out at end, take home an eco-gift!

    REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME ONLINE
    • If you haven't yet, register online (You only need to fill out this form once): http://bit.ly/2GEDEO9
    • Get your parent to sign this form if you are under 19: http://bit.ly/parentguardianform

    PARTNER
    This activity is being made possible thanks to financial support and direction from our Community Investment Partner, the UVic Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability.

    BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
    • Learn about local environmental issues and how to address them
    • Meet new people & be part of a community
    • Improve your mental & physical health by being in nature
    • Get exercise & fresh air in a beautiful green space
    • Revitalize a local green space & increase biodiversity
    • Learn how to identify invasive plants & how to remove them
    • Get volunteer hours
    • Have FUN!

    LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    All Greater Victoria Green Team activities take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, the Lekwungen speaking Songhees & Esquimalt peoples, and the nations who form the Te'mexw Treaty Association. We respectfully acknowledge the longstanding relationships these groups have with the land that stretch from time immemorial to the present day. We are extremely grateful to be able to run environmental stewardship activities on these lands.