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Rocky Point Park March 8 2020

Published on March 9, 2020 under LMGT in Action
Green Team at Rocky Point Park March 8 2020

Thank you

City of Port Moody (Angela). Partnering with our charity has allowed community members to gain a sense of belonging , learn about how they can address climate change locally and make a tangible impact to their local park.


Awesome Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers:

Alex, Andrew, Angela, Ashley, Ava, Brian C, Brian G., Chelsea, Diana, Doug, Dylan, Ellen, Erik, Evan, Florence, Ganna, George, Glenda, Ievgen, Kathy, Luke, Meg, Mikyla, Oleh, Paul, Shelley, Steven, Sumika and Theresa (tree)

 
Highlights
 
  • 29 volunteers contributed 77 hours
  • 30.5 cubic meters of invasive Himalayan Blackberry, English Holly and English Ivy (which out compete with our native plant species) were removed
  • We cleared the area of garbage (we found a lot of balls from the dog park)
  • 5 of the 29 volunteers visited Rocky Point Park for the first time
  • 8 volunteers removed invasive plants for the very first time!
  • Most volunteers came from Port Moody. They also came from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver
  • One volunteer rode his bicycle from Burnaby
  • Future forestry student (Alex) who starts her new program this fall 2020, from Heritage Woods Secondary measured our invasive plant pile at the end! Great field experience
  • We had two Tri-Cities teachers
  • One volunteer planned to create a lamp with some of English Ivy vine he pulled out
  • The organizer walked a total of 15,000 steps (9 kms) supervising both volunter sites
  • Volunteers educated passerbys about the importance of the work we were doing
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op, Green Beaver (lip balms), West Coast Seeds provided environmental friendlier, socially conscious, natural and organic products to volunteers
  • Yummy home made English Ivy shaped sugar cookies were happily eaten up

What Volunteers Said

 

“I felt the impact was bringing people together. Helping nature come back ” – Kathy L.
 
“I enjoyed meeting new people, chatting with others I have met over the years. Seeing how we all made such an impact on the areas we cleaned up” – Glenda S.
 
“It was a very refreshing and new experience to me. I feel that this program would have a great amount of environmental impact on the state of the climate and the park. ” – Chelsea L.

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS