Bert Flinn Park March 15, 2018

On March 15 2018, the Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers tackled a host of invasive species, including English Ivy, Himalayan Blackberry, English Laurel, English Holly, and Scotch Broom, from a large area in Bert Flinn Park. 


This activity was made possible by the City of Port Moody (Thank you Angela and Lesley!)


Thank you to Mr. Baldus’ science class at Heritage Woods Secondary School for joining us! 


Thanks to all LMGT volunteers for making a big difference: Kirsten, Linda, Eric, Gina, Malena, Josie, Zach, Michelle, Kaleb, Golsa, Emrecan, Raana, Celine, Kaitlyn, Erin, Anahita, Breona, Delnaz, McColl, Brendan, Maddie, Rachael, Cameron, Paige, Sarah, Ishana, James, Jessa, and Mike.

Volunteers at Bert Flinn Park event

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  • In total 30 LMGT volunteers participated and contributed 90 volunteers hours
  • 28 science students from Heritage Woods Secondary School volunteered with us
  • We ate yummy homemade zucchini brownies for snacks!
  • We removed 20 pounds of garbage, including giant decorative pottery in the shape of fruit! Other garbage picked up: bottles, cans, plastic bags, juice boxes, newspapers, candy wrappers and chip bags
  • We removed 12 cubic metres of English Ivy, Himalayan Blackberry, English Holly, Scotch Broom, and English Laurel from 4 different sites

What volunteers said:

I enjoyed being able to help the environment and to free the native plants from invasive species. It was also great to work with a team of people who developed a sense of community – Ishana


I enjoyed getting out and doing something for the environment with my friends – Zach


I think this program is a great help for preserving canada’s native plant life. It increases awareness in all ages about the way we treat the environment and how we should protect it. Overall, this program is much needed and has a noticeable impact on the lower mainland – Delnaz













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