Ruth Johnson Park June 16, 2018

On June 16th, on a beautiful sunny morning, the Lower Mainland Green Team tackled Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy at Ruth Johnson Park in White Rock.

This activity was made possible by the City of White Rock – thank you Scott, Vania as well as White Rock Mayor and Council!

Thanks to everyone who participated: Diana, James, Shiyang, Grant, Gatlin, Suzie, Ashton, Donna, Brian, Deborah and Gordie

Volunteers at Ruth Johnson Park

For more photos please click HERE


  • 12 of us contributed 28 hours
  • 6 volunteers had never been to this park before
  • 2 volunteers had never dug up invasive Himalayan Blackberry before
  • City of White Rock councillor Grant Meyer and Gordie Hogg South Surrey-White Rock MP joined volunteers in taking care of this park
  • Gordie said he used to play in the area we were working in as a child
  • Gordie played “hide the chocolate” with Grant’s son Gatlin
  • We ate yummy homemade brownies (thank you Kim!)
  • A trail user was so interested in our work, he decided to join us!
  • 2 trees were rescued from English Ivy strangling them!
  • We removed 5 cubic metres of Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy from an area measuring 100 square metres
  • Tilley Hat is a supporter of our work and one of our most active volunteer’s, Suzie, wore a beautiful hat they donated!
  • PEACE ARCH NEWS was there and created a video of our community members in action. Check it out by clicking HERE



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