Gulf View Park March 25, 2018

The Greater Victoria Green Team removed an assortment of invasive plants from Gulf View Park in North Saanich. We uncovered a variety of native plant species during the work – native strawberry, Indian-plum, honeysuckle, oregon grape and others!

A big thank you to the the District of North Saanich for partnering with us and supporting our efforts in North Saanich this year through funding! 

Thanks to all GVGT volunteers for making a big difference: Conway, Helena, Andrew, Karen, Stephen, Jennifer, Brian, Emily, Deanna, Phaedra, Joseph, Peter, Lisa, Anne, Rai and Yoshi!

Our amazing community of eco-heroes!





  • 16 GVGT volunteers participated and contributed 47 volunteer hours
  • 12 volunteers were introduced to Gulf View Park
  • 3 volunteers had never removed English Ivy before!
  • We removed 7 cubic metres of invasive plants including Daphne, Ivy and a bit of Holly!
  • 5 volunteers came from Saanich, 6 from Victoria, 1 from Sooke, 1 came from Colwood, 1 from Central Saanich and  2 from Oak Bay
  • We removed the invasive plants from an area measuring approximately 450 square metres
  • 2 volunteers are international students from Japan and wanted to participate in an environmental volunteer activity! It was there first time doing such a thing!! 
  • We spent time looking at native Trailing Blackberry and determining the differentiating characteristics from the invasive blackberry. A few characteristics of trailing blackberry include: round stem, three leaves growing from main stem, smaller thorns, trails on the ground and stays smaller, plus there is a white dusty look on the native stem. 


Before and After photos








Volunteers in Action 


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