Bert Flinn Park March 13 2019

On March 13, 2019, Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers removed English Ivy, and a bunch of other invasive plants (including English Holly, Cherry Laurel, and Himalayan Blackberry) from Bert Flinn Park in Port Moody. It was a fantastic event to kick-off the Spring 2019 LMGT season!

This activity was made possible by the City of Port Moody thank you Angela!

A special thanks to Mr. Baldus, and his energetic science class from Heritage Woods Secondary School for joining us. The class hiked from school (and back!) to participate in the event!

Also, a big thank you to the LMGT leaders Doug and Glenda, our neighbourhood guide, Bob

Thank you to all the volunteers for making a big difference: Alex, Hannah, Claudia, Adit, Anna, Jeremy, Rula, Anna, Alex, Soroush, Ben, Timothy, Mitchell, Avni, Grace, Max, Marcus, Lucy, Eileen, Sydney, Quinn, Monica, Doug, Harry, Szu-hua, Wei Shan, Tomomi, Emilia and Scott.

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  • 33 volunteers participated and contributed 99 volunteer hours.
  • We removed about 12 cubic metres of English Ivy, as well as some English Holly, Cherry Laurel, and Himalayan Blackberry!
  • We had a knowledgeable and energetic science class from Heritage Woods Secondary School hike all the way to and from school to participate in the event.
  • We had a group of international students who joined us to learn more about environmental initiatives, as part of a school project.
  • We rescued native plants, like sword ferns and salal, from being overgrown by ivy.

What volunteers said:

I really enjoyed helping the environment and meeting new people – Glenda

I feel the impact of the program is it gives volunteers a sense of belonging in a community. Being in nature gives positive energy to volunteers and is beneficial for their health – Harry

Enjoyed getting rid of ivy and meeting a great group – Bob

I really enjoyed the time I spent. I think it really worth it. Thank you. – Wei Shan

Before and After Photos:

Volunteers in Action:

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