Lillian Hoffar Park April 17 2018

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Greater Victoria Green Team engaged 14 volunteers and students in hands-on educational activities focused on removing English Ivy and Daphne from the park!

A big thank you to the Municipality of North Saanich for supporting our Green Team activities in your community! The funding made it possible to organize this activity, and other Green Team activities in North Saanich this year!

Thanks to all GVGT volunteers for making a big difference: Gavin, Gary, Hao, Joyce, Tao, Misaki, and Tom (students from Parkland Secondary), and their teacher Jessica Patton. Thank you to everyone else who participated: Keith, Liah, Tracy, Joan and Roger

Check out the news article in Peninsula News Review here

Our amazing community of eco-heroes!





  • 14 community members participated including 8 students and 1 teacher from Parkland Secondary. We contributed 25 volunteer hours. 
  • Only 4 of the volunteers had been to Lillian Hoffar before  
  • Only 3 of the volunteers had removed English Ivy before! 
  • We removed 2 cubic metres of invasive plants!
  • We got to see an Anna’s Hummingbird nest with baby hummingbirds that were fledging that very morning (see photos below)
  • At the end of the day, everyone took home gifts from MEC – sporks and bike lights. 


Before and After photos






Volunteers in Action 




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