H.M.S Plumper Park, July 17th 2021

On Saturday, July 17th we were back to H.M.S Plumper Park in North Saanich for a second time this summer to continue removing the invasive English ivy that has taken over! We had such a wonderful group of people out. We not only worked hard, but we shared lots of great conversation and laughter, and many new connections were made.

Our mission is to connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship, and we certainly did that on Saturday!


Thank you to our community members Richard, Julian, Louise, Tory, Yul, Suyoun, Pieta, Karen, Alan, Clark, Chloe, Court, and Steve for your hard work and positive energy!

Thank you to the District of North Saanich for recognizing our value and partnering with us over the years, and to Park Supervisor Jim Nelson for coordinating with us!

Thank you to Metchosin Farms and Saanich Native Plants for donating seed packets to reward our amazing volunteers for their contributions! We love introducing our community members to socially and environmentally conscious products, especially from local businesses.

A photo album from the day can be found HERE!

Group Photo


  • 13 volunteers came, contributing 42.25 volunteer hours!
  • 7 cubic metres of invasive English ivy removed in an area of 200 square metres
  • 6 volunteers volunteered for the first time with Green Teams
  • 7 had never been to this park before
  • 6 had never volunteered in North Saanich before
  • Volunteers reported feeling welcomed and appreciated and that they felt a sense of accomplishment

What Volunteers Said

“Great to see that we got so much done! Fun to meet new people, and I especially liked the enthusiasm of the children.”

The impact of the program is “Connecting people with a variety of Parks. Keeping parks viable by protecting the natural habitat.”

“I love getting introduced to parks I have never been to before”

The impact of the program is “It will give the native plants a chance to come back. It gives individuals a chance to feel how much one person can do when they work with others!”

Before and After

Community Members in Action!

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