Garry Oak Meadow Park Saturday October 25, 2020

The GVGT headed to Garry Oak Meadow Park yesterday in Garry Oak Meadow Park to remove invasive Himalayan Blackberry, Daphne and English Ivy. It was a wonderful day amongst many of our regular volunteers. Our efforts were led by View Royal‘s Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator Chris Junck who is wonderful to work with and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the parks we work in and the local ecology. Thank you, Chris!


Thank you to everyone for participating: Andre, Bard, Rosanna, Robyn, Josiah, Grace, Devin, Josie, Karycia, Mieka, Lucie, Cathie, Geraldine, Richard, Carmen, and Tiago.

Thank you to the View Royal for continuing to support GVGT programs – it is because of you that we are able to invest in our community while supporting ecological restoration efforts. 

Photo Albums from the day are found here: 1ST SESSION and 2ND SESSION

Group Photos


  • In total 17 GVGT volunteers worked to remove Blackberry, Daphne and English Ivy, totalling more than 38 hours!
  • An impressive 8 cubic metres of invasive species were removed from an area of 150 square metres!
  • 10 people were introduced to the park
  • Thank you to our in-kind sponsors who donated thank you gifts to our community: EarthRated dog poop bags, Green Beaver chap stick, Lush hard perfume, Honey Candles and West Coast Seeds.

Participant Quotes

It’s very important to provide opportunity for people to gather and work together taking care of the land in their communities because it fosters awareness and commitment to the natural environment. I enjoyed learning about Daphne and being apart of the group and I look forward to future events.

I had a great time and I look forward to coming back in the future!

Thank you for everyone who made the day so wonderful!

Before and After

Volunteers in Action

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