- In total 8 volunteers participated and contributed 45 volunteer hours!
- 5 volunteers were introduced to the NCC site and this type of ecosystem, and 5 volunteers had never removed Scotch Broom before!
- We removed 36 cubic metres of invasive plants from an area of 370 square metres.
- We saw Belted Kingfishers and a pair of Common Mergansers!
- We found Yellow Sand-Verbena, a native at-risk species!
- Previous activities at this site:
Before and After
- Develop a sense of belonging to community and place
- Have improved mental and physical health
- Connect to nature, which leads to environmentally responsible behaviour
- Learn about local environmental issues and actions they can take
- Learn the value of bringing together people to work towards a common goal
- Become leaders in their communities
- Increase confidence, resilience and perseverance
What our Volunteers Had to Say
“It’s very impactful! It helps to bring communities together (I’ve met and chatted with several new people that I wouldn’t have otherwise), benefits the environment (The team clears large areas of invasive species in a very thorough manner) and improves parks for anyone wishing to visit them. It’s a very beneficial program and I hope I can continue to volunteer under it for many years to come!” – Mieke
“This was THE best experience I had so far with GVGT … This opportunity to go to this site was priceless. What a fulfilling experience.” – Audrey
“It brings people together, educates, connects us to the land, and cultivates a closer relationship with our local ecosystems” – Lauren