Mackin Park April 18, 2018

On April 18, 2018, the Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers dug up the root system of the invasive Himalayan Blackberry from Mackin Park.


This activity was made possible by the City of Coquitlam (Thank you Elise, Brad and Lanny!)


Thanks to all volunteers for making a big difference: Asia, Saffire, Shae-Lee, Rosan, Neha, Morgen, Chase, Cole, Phoebe, Taylor, Kyle, Danny, Kyelar, Allan, Nolan, Brian, Leo, Emily, Nickolas, Erin, Nathan, Jill, Kirsten, Alex, Geresis, Ethan, Angela, Isabella, James, Aiden, Minh Trang, Bryan and Rebecca

LMGT Volunteers at Mackin Park

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  • In total 33 LMGT volunteers participated and contributed 66 volunteers hours 
  • We found tons of earthworms hidden in the soil
  • The students and teachers walked 3 kms to and from their school to the activity!
  • We ate yummy homemade zucchini brownies for snacks!
  • We removed 0.5 cubic metres of Himalayan Blackberry from an area measuring about 100 square metres
  • The City of Coquitlam brush cut the Himalayan Blackberry canes, so Maillard students could focus on digging up the blackberry crowns (root system) – which means blackberry will have a much tougher time coming back! 

Quotes from volunteers who participated

Can I do this for a living? – Maillard middle school student

Thank you for this opportunity – Rebecca, Maillard Middle School teacher








Volunteers in Action 


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