Murray Pond Park October 8th, 2020

On Thursday October 8th, the Greater Victoria Green Team met at Murray Pond Park to remove Himalayan Blackberry compromising the natural habitat and threatening native plants. Community members were joined with grade nine students from Linda Funk’s biology class at Royal Bay Secondary School. In total the 27 of us logged 46 volunteer hours! It was a full, long day and our efforts certainly paid off!


Thank you to our volunteers: Ainsley, David, Henry, Finola, Gary, Jason, Judy, Lori, Susanne, Valerie, Linda and her two classes!

Thank you to the City of Colwood for your continued support! Environmental stewardship is a collaborative effort and we depend on your support to further our mission and appreciate your dedication to restoring Colwood parks.

A Photo Albums from the day are found here!

Group Photos


  • In total 27 GVGT volunteers came out and removed 9 cubic metres of Himalayan Blackberry. Our efforts totalled more than 46 volunteer hours!
  • 7 people were introduced to the park and 6 people had never removed invasive species before!
  • Thank you to our in-kind sponsors who donated thank you gifts to our community: EarthRated dog poop bags, tea lights from Honey Candles, Lush hard perfume and West Coast Seeds.

Participant Quotes

The impact of this program is huge. Without removing the invasive species we would have no biodiversity!

I enjoyed chatting with other volunteers and making a difference!

After Photos

Volunteers in Action


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