Invasive Species Removal in Lund Road Protected Area, View Royal- November 19, 2023
Highlights From The Day
- 25 amazing members of the community joined us and contributed about 65 hours!
- Thank you to everyone for participating: Alison, Ania Emilia, Brit, Bruce, Catherine, Chloe, Devin, Edmond, Emiko, Heinz, Janice, Karen, Laura, Leia, Maria, Momoka, Nancy, Paul, Rosanna, Sabrina, Teagan, Tony, Travis, Tyson, and Warren.
- Together our team:
- Removed a volume of 12 cubic metres (approximately 75 bathtubs full) of invasive plant material!
- Revitalized about 54 square metres of the park!
- Scroll down to see before and after photos, as well as some in-action shots!
- All ages, backgrounds, and experience levels were engaged including families, returning Green Team volunteers, and first-timers!
- 16 people visited Lund Rd. Protected Area for the first time
- 6 people removed invasive plants for the first time
- Our Community Investment Partner, the Town of View Royal, provided direction and funding to make this activity possible!
Before & After Photos
Why Do We Do This Work?
The Greater Victoria Green Team organizes hands-on educational activities that have a positive environmental impact to empower people. Through activities such as invasive plant removals, plantings, litter cleanups and more, we are fostering connections with others and nature so that health and well-being is prioritized, lifelong environmental stewardship is promoted, and community members are enabled to take care of themselves, each other and the places they live. We all have the power to make a difference!
By being out in nature doing something positive as a team, our community members:
- Develop a sense of belonging to community and place
- Have improved mental and physical health
- Connect to nature, which leads to environmentally responsible behaviour
- Learn about local environmental issues and actions they can take
- Learn the value of bringing together people to work towards a common goal
- Become leaders in their communities
- Increase confidence, resilience and perseverance
Partner For This Activity
Thank you for recognizing the importance of collaboration in community engagement and ecological restoration! Together we are restoring habitat and creating connected, healthy and resilient communities engaged in environmental stewardship!
This year together through our partnership we engaged a total of 422 community members in View Royal parks! Together we were able to accomplish great restoration work and benefit so many people in the community by providing these opportunities for learning and connection!
This was our last activity of the year in the Town of View Royal, but we are so excited to be back next year for a whole lot more community engagement and environmental restoration! Stay tuned on our Meetup Page for updates and join us next time we work in View Royal!
Community In Action!
What Participants Are Saying…
”It was my 1st time volunteering and I think it was all good! I had fun, enjoyed the snacks, and I think we helped the community….I think that actually being there and being part of the activity gives you a different perspective, and after all the hard work, it gives you a satisfaction, looking at what you did, knowing that it is helping the community, and us, after all.”Ania
”(I enjoyed) a new a different location (and I) met two people with whom I had connections”Heinz
”(I feel the impact of this program is) positive restoration and essential care of environment.”Leia
”It was a really cool experience, I will totally do it again.”Emilia
Thank you to the fantastic local eco-friendly business LUSH that donated In-kind products for our hard-working community members to take home!
Our community members took home a thank you gift from one of our in-kind supporters! If you have any suggestions for sustainable/eco-friendly rewards, know of or own a business who would like to provide in-kind to our Green Team, please contact Kaitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
This activity was run by our Program Coordinator, Severine Tyszewicz (right).
Severine was hired as part of the Youth Leadership Program, intended to empower the next generation of environmentally-focused community organizing!