Shoreline Park Sept 29 2018

On September 29th, on a cool and cloudy Saturday, the Lower Mainland Green Team tackled English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry at Shoreline Park in Port Moody


This activity was made possible by the City of Port Moody – thank you Angela


Thanks to everyone who participated: Arman, Ahmed, Amir, Art, Aysha, Brian G, Brian J., Cheng, Connie, Doug, Duncan, Ehsan, Fereidoun, Glenda, Grace, Isabel, Jasminn, Julian, Kate, Khalil, Laine, Lois, Maryam, Meng, Ming, Mohamad, Mousa, Nowabahar, Saumil, Sebastian, Stephen, Taryn, Touran, Yu hung, Yu-Ting and Zahra

Volunteers at Shoreline Park!

For more photos please click HERE (scroll down for before & after shots)


  • 36 volunteers contributed 108 hours
  • We removed 10 cubic metres of Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy from
  • 5 trees were rescued from English Ivy strangling them!
  • Many volunteers enjoyed in-kind Hagensborg chocolate – which is fair trade!
  • One of our volunteers rode his bicycle from Burnaby
  • We had a particularly multi-cultural and inter-generational group out volunteering today!

What some of the volunteers said:

While this program is only a few years old, there have been a lot of small huge impacts. Continuing is important to sustaining natural habitats.Doug


Enjoyed meeting new people and basking in the thank you’s from the walkers on the trails. I love the feeling of helping nature and enjoy seeing the resultsGlenda


I believe this program has great impact. Everyone walking by would stop and talk to me asking what we were doing and who we were. It was nice to educate the public and to help them make them more aware of invasive plants – Taryn


I feel like we make a difference in the environment by helping native plant species thrive, the people Green Team events bring together is what makes them so enjoyable. It’s quite inspiring to see so many people from different ages and backgrounds gather to help our ecosystem. – Kate


I felt that the volunteers gained an appreciation of what a gift our parks and forests are and some sense of what difference we can make when we work together. It was fun working with others, young and old, Canadian-born and new-comersLois








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