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Uvic Mystic Vale October 7, 2019

Published on October 8, 2019 under GVGT in Action

The Greater Victoria Green Team organized an ivy pull with students from the education program at UVic. In total there was 97 participants who worked to remove a HUGE pile of ivy to save a variety of other native plants!

Thank-you to everyone for participating: Jennifer Gunro’s and Dan Geneau’s students! Plus our Green Team volunteers Theresa, Brian and Doreen!

Thank you very much to the University of Victoria Sustainability Office for partnering with us and supporting community engagement and ecological restoration on campus!

Find out about other Uvic Restoration by joining the Ecological Restoration Volunteer Network <– click here

The first session was just pouring rain but that didn’t stop 60 of us from having fun!
The second group worked hard and added to the already large pile of invasives! Way to go!



  • 97 volunteers participated and contributed 115 volunteer hours!
  • Approximately 70 volunteers had never removed English Ivy before
  • We removed 10 cubic metres of english ivy!
  • There were three classes that participated all part of UVic’s education program. They want to learn about outdoor education activities that they can bring to the future classes.

What people said about their experience


Before and After photos




Volunteers in Action