Routley Park Nov 24 2019
Township of Langley (Eric). Partnering with our charity Green Teams of Canada allowed youth to make an impact on their local park and educated them about how climate change impacts them locally.
Amazing Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers:
Amasha, Amy, Bahar, Brandon, Brayden, Brian, David, Dianna, Emily, Emma, Evan, Hazam, Irene, Judith, Julia, kylee, Laura, Lauren P., Lauren K., Leslie, Lily, Logan, Melika, Micol, Nan, Pamela, Pooja, Qicheng, Sophia, Tunc, Vienna, William and 2 more volunteers (didn’t get their names)
- 34 volunteers contributed 95 hours
- 16 cubic meters of invasive Himalayan Blackberry and Evergreen Blackberry (which out compete with our native plant species) was removed, mostly root crowns.
- 16 of the 34 volunteers visited Routley park for the first time
- 28 volunteers removed invasive plants for the very first time!
- R.E Mountain Secondary School Sustainability Group participated (thank you George for making this happen!)
- Students from SFU’s business program participated
- Students competed to see who could dig up the biggest invasive blackberry root crown. We couldn’t decide between the longest and the largest, so two groups of students won!
- Yummy home made tree shaped sugar cookies were happily eaten up
What Volunteers Said
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Before and After Photos Sept - Nov 2019
We ran our first activity at Routley Park on Sept 14th 2019, our second activity on Oct 23, our third activity on Nov 6th and the last one on Nov 24th. These before and after photos show the transformation over those 4 activities! We engaged 133 community members (mostly youth from Peter Ewart Middle School, R.E. Mountain Secondary, Langley Secondary and Brookswood Secondary) over the 4 activities and removed 44.5 cubic metres of invasive plants. Pretty darn awesome!!