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Lund Road October 31st, 2020

Published on November 1, 2020 under GVGT in Action

The last day in October brought the GVGT to Lund Road Protection Area to remove invasive Himalayan Blackberry, Daphne and Scotch Broom threatening the site. Our numbers were impressive: 38 people showed to give their time before heading home to finish sewing wings on a butterfly costume, carve pumpkins or cuddle with their bubble during a horror movie marathon! The energy and excitement was palpable as we dug, clipped and hauled under a clear, blue sky. Our efforts were led by View Royal‘s Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator Chris Junck- a fantastic partner, resource and friend to the GVGT!

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone for participating: Richard, Aaron, Julian, Ralph, Sheila, Jorge, Lori, Tyson, Tiago, Finola, Cathie, Robyn, Josiah, Grace, Brandy, Piper, Parker, Rika, Ayako, Claire, Emily, Mollie, David, Liam, Zenen, Morgan, Steffi, Susanna, Barb, Andre, Geraldine, Lucie, Brock, Landon, Hong, Kevyn, Edmund and Julia!

A big thank you View Royal for continuing to support GVGT programs – it is because of you that we are able to invest in our community while supporting ecological restoration efforts. We look forward to working together again in 2021!

Photo Albums from the day are found here:

1ST SESSION and 2ND SESSION

Group Photos

Highlights

  • In total 38 GVGT volunteers worked to remove Blackberry, Daphne and Broom, totalling more than 87 hours!
  • An impressive 10 cubic metres of invasive species were removed from an area of 200 square metres!
  • 23 people were introduced to the park and 9 to removing invasive species!
  • Thank you to our in-kind sponsors who donated thank you gifts to our community: EarthRated dog poop bags, Green Beaver chap stick, Lush hard perfume, Honey Candles and West Coast Seeds.

Participant Quotes

The GVGT makes the community feel a sense of shared ownership, and informing people that they have the power to make a difference. Beautiful day and great atmosphere.

I enjoyed how well organized it was and the friendly and warm welcoming of the team.

The Green Team’s structure makes it easy for lots of people to find out about restoration activities therefore increasing the amount of people removing the invasive plants. I enjoyed being in an area I hadn’t been in before and seeing what a big difference we made!

Before and After

Volunteers in Action