Ocean View Park May 1st, 2021

On Saturday, May 1st the Greater Victoria Green Team gathered at Ocean View Park to engage in a covid-safe outdoor activity removing invasive plants. We spent the day under a glorious blue sky, quietly enjoying each others company with intermittent conversation. Together our 13 volunteers removed 8 cubic metres of English Ivy, Holly, Daphne & Himalayan Blackberry. It was a wonderful way to kick off our 2021 season and we’re so incredibly grateful for the City of Colwood for providing us with this opportunity.


Thank you to our volunteers: Karen, Chloe, Robyn, Josiah, Grace, Deanna, Tyson, Dean, Ralph, Richard, Julian, Gordie, and Ainsley.

Thank you to the City of Colwood for continuing to support and contribute to GVGT programs and for facilitating this incredible opportunity for community members to get into nature and connect with the land and each other!

Photo Albums from the day are found here:

1st Session & 2nd Session

Group Photos


  • Volunteers removed 8 cubic metres of invasive plants, totally over 21 volunteer hours between all of us!
  • 8 people were introduced to Ocean View Park!
  • Volunteers reported feeling welcomed and appreciated as well as safe and left feeling accomplished.
  • We were able to have fun and connect with one another in a covid safe way!

Participant Quotes

Thank goodness we’re back up and running – I really missed spending my weekends with all of you!

Every time an event was postponed I was so disappointed. When this one wasn’t I breathed a sigh of relief.

I’m really thankful for these programs – It’s been a long 4 months. I missed giving back to my community and the land in this way.

Volunteers in Action

Share this Post!