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The Lower Mainland Green Team was founded in Feb 2011 and its volunteers inspired the creation of Green Teams of Canada! Volunteers come from all over the Lower Mainland and work in provincial, regional and municipal parks tackling environmental issues that need cooperation and teamwork to get done.

Activities

  • Remove invasive plants
  • Plant native species
  • Pick up litter
  • Maintain trails
  • Prepare vegetable beds
  • Harvest vegetables

 60 Second video showing the work we do

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Impact

The Lower Mainland Green Team has:

  • Grown to 3,600+ volunteers
  • Run 285 activities
  • Worked with 50 collaborators (municipal, regional and provincial park staff, streamkeeper/environmental groups)
  • Removed 88,000 pounds (about 9 elephants) and 1100 cubic meters (about 4,000 bathtubs) of invasive plants
  • Planted 8,340 native plants and trees and
  • Picked up 4,000 pounds of garbage, especially from shorelines.
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Awards

Recycling Council of BC non-profit award for providing services beyond expectations in environmental stewardship – 2014

National Hometown Heroes Award, Earth Day Canada – 2013

The Frank Sanford Award for Community Service, Vancouver Natural History Society – 2013

Certificate of Recognition, The Jane Goodall Institute – 2012