We’re an enthusiastic hands-on group active throughout Metro Vancouver who get together to remove invasive plants and replant native vegetation in our Regional Parks. Have fun, help the environment, make new friends, get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. Discover all our volunteer opportunities at Regional Parks Volunteer Opportunities (https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/46f4140f-db5f-42be-ac8a-b0e65c38c382/1).
We have a lot of parklands and we need help with it. With 22 regional parks, two ecological conservancy areas, three regional reserves and five greenways, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks provide vital habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. All told we manage and protect a whopping 13,614 hectares of awe-inspiring parklands; nearly 12 million people visit them each year. Help us maintain these natural habitats for current and future generations to enjoy.
We'll be clipping back some scotch broom before it seeds to limit its spread. Thanks for registering if you'd like to help support our battle of the scotch broom and can attend the morning of June 3rd.
Scotch Broom is an invasive species in our area. It increases the risk of high-intensity wildfire as the plant contains high amounts of oils. It also produces dense, impenetrable thickets that impact woodlands, watersheds, and other sensitive ecosystems. These fast-growing shrubs quickly crowd out native plants and offer very little to local wildlife. Each plant can produce up to 10,000 seeds! Which is why we are working to combat the spread of this plant in our parks.
We'll be meeting at about 9:55am at the Heritage Area Parking Lot at Derby Reach Regional Park.
Things to consider:
The event is on rain or shine.
Tools and work gloves will be provided.
Wear good sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots.
Dress for the weather conditions.
Consider mosquito protection or wear loose-fit long-sleeved clothing.
Please bring drinking water, in a reusable container if possible, and snacks if needed.
Do not attend if you are feeling any cold or flu-like symptoms (but we understand if it's allergies!).