Hyde Creek April 22, 2018

In honour of Earth Day, Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers dug up the root system of the invasive Himalayan Blackberry from Hyde Creek on April 22nd. 


This activity was made possible by the City of Coquitlam – a big thank you to Elise, Brad and Lanny!


Thanks to everyone who participated: Michelle, Isabelle, Suzy, Zijun, Alyona, Jessiquence, Shirley, Lucy G., Sebastian, Kate, Melissa, Alex and Lucy L.

Volunteers at Hyde Creek 

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  • 14 people contributed 35 hours
  • The City of Coquitlam brush cut the Himalayan Blackberry canes, so volunteers could focus on digging up the blackberry crowns (root system) and making it tougher for the blackberry to come back!
  • Residents in the area expressed how happy they were this activity was happening 
  • We removed 1 cubic metre of blackberry crowns
  • We spotted many frogs in a pond beside Hyde Creek


What volunteers said:

This program allows young people like myself a chance to get involved with environmental concerns, as well as meet like-minded people and feel like what we are doing is important and necessary to the community – Alyona Glazyrina


I really enjoyed removing the harmful species for better environment – Shirley Wu


The impact of this program is making the earth a better place to live – Sebastian Shek


I felt a greater sense of community, pride in public spaces, community spirit – Suzy Phillips






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