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The Greater Victoria Green Team organized a community and environmental activity at Garry Oak Meadow Park in View Royal. We removed Spurge-Laurel daphne, English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and English holly! Without intervention, these invasive species would shade out native species and reduce biodiversity. Thanks to years of intervention by parks staff, resident groups and the Greater Victoria Green Team, this park is supporting more native biodiversity. A special thank you to Chris Junck, the Restoration Specialist with the Parks and Recreation Department at the Town of View Royal.


Thank-you to everyone for participating: Jennifer, Prateek, Kai, Bruce, Genevieve, Una, Francesca, Chloe, Diana, Gabriel, Tristan N, Tristan M, Julien, Rosana, Mieka, Paul, Simon, Robbie, Julian and Nick!

Thank-you very much to the Town of View Royal for partnering with us and contributing to our Green Team activities and for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration!

Group Photo!



  • In total 20 volunteers participated and contributed 53 volunteer hours.
  • 16 volunteers were introduced to Garry Oak Meadow Park, while 3 volunteers had never removed invasive species before!
  • We removed 17 cubic metres of invasive plants!

Before and After

Volunteers Enjoying In-kind Food Wrap Gifts from Abeego

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