Cougar Creek Nov 10 2018

On November 10th the rain held out for the Lower Mainland Green Team with 23 volunteers to remove Himalayan blackberry, and plant native species at Cougar Creek in Delta! Together we removed 7 cubic meters of blackberry, and planted 100 native shrubs and trees!

Thanks to everyone who participated: Oliver, Doug, Samantha, Abnash, Laura, Diana, Gwen, Kaitlin, Christina, Kisa, Joanna, Helen, Andrew, Muhammad, Selim, Cameryn, Aliya, Abeera, Michele and Prabhleen. Plus the Cougar Creek Streamkeeper volunteers!

Thank you:

Volunteers at Cougar Creek !

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  • 23 volunteers contributed 55 hours
  • Seaquam Secondary school students participated!
  • 13 volunteers had never been to Cougar Creek before
  • 12 volunteers had never planted native species in a public park before
  • 3 volunteers had never removed invasive plants before
  • We removed 7 cubic meters of Himalayan blackberry from 150 square meters of park land!
  • 4 trees were saved from the claws of blackberry!
  • Many volunteers used public transit and car sharing, thanks for reducing our ecological footprint!
  • We found many frogs
  • Volunteer received vegetable seeds from West Coast Seeds , bath oil bars from LUSH, and beeswax candles from Honey Candles
  • We planted 100 native shrubs and trees namely nootka Rose, Black Gooseberry, Ninebark, Salmonberry, Sitka Mountain-Ash, Red Elderberry, Beaked Hazelnut, Sword fern and Lady fern
  • Our volunteers joined us from Delta, Langley, Port Moody and Vancouver


What some of the volunteers said:

I enjoyed planting trees and having funCameryn


I enjoyed the fact that I got to meet new people and the feeling of accomplishment I had after doing something good for the environment. I also felt the impact was to bring people from all over the lower mainland together to do something important and impactful for the environmentPrabhleen


This program really makes a difference to the local areaSamantha



Volunteers in Action



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