Coquitlam River Park Nov 24 2018

15 volunteers braved the cold on a drizzly Saturday with the Lower Mainland Green Team to remove 12 cubic meters of English ivy, Periwinkle, and laurel from Coquitlam River Park, and plant 15 Douglas fir trees! 


Thanks to everyone who participated: Julia, Joseph, Doug, Brian, Glenda, Art, Christina, Kento, Andy, Brian, Mousa, Kathy, Ella-Rose, Laura and Jacob

Thank you:

  • City of Coquitlam (Elise, Brad & Caresse) for working with our charity to make this wonderful community event happen!
  • Our amazing volunteer leaders: Doug, Glenda, Brian, and Julia
  • Burke Mountain Naturalists members for joining us! 
  • Those who helped set up and pack up

Volunteers at Coquitlam River Park!

For more photos please click HERE (more photos below!)


  • 15 volunteers contributed 42 hours
  • 4 volunteers had never been to Coquitlam River Park before
  • 2 volunteers had never planted native species before
  • 2 volunteers had never removed invasive plants before
  • We removed 12 cubic meters of English Ivy, laurel, and periwinkle from over 300 square meters of park land!
  • 10 trees were saved from the grips of ivy!
  • Many volunteers used public transit and car sharing, thanks for reducing our ecological footprint!
  • Brian rode his bike from North Burnaby!
  • Volunteers received vegetable seeds from West Coast Seeds and bath oil bars from LUSH
  • Our volunteers joined us from Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, Langley and Delta






Volunteers in Action


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