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Remove Invasive Blackberry & Plant Native Shrubs @ Reg Franklin Park Maple Ridge

Remove Invasive Blackberry & Plant Native Shrubs @ Reg Franklin Park Maple Ridge

We’re helping the Green Team clean up invasive Himalayan blackberry and planting up to 50 native shrubs at Reg Franklin Park in Maple Ridge with the Alouette River Management Society!

All ages, abilities & experience levels are welcome, bring your family & friends! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Gloves, tools, instruction & refreshments provided!

If this your first activity with the Lower Mainland Green Team. PLEASE REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME HEREhttp://goo.gl/WRx6jr. You do not need to fill this out again if you have filled it out for previously.

MEETING INSTRUCTIONS
Meet at the south entrance to Reg Franklin Park at the north end of Edge St.
EXACT LOCATION HERE: http://bit.ly/2ZGrZtH
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you type in “Reg Franklin Park” into Google Maps and click directions, it will direct you to a residential complex east of the park, and will be tricky to park or find them. Instead, type in “Queen Anne Apartments” or “Eric Langton Elementary School” in Maple Ridge to be directed to the correct park entrance located at the end of Edge St. 
Call/text Ashton at 778-968-2693 if you can’t find them!

GETTING THERE/PARKING
This activity is accessible by public transit (less than 10min walk from R3 stop at Haney Place, Maple Ridge!), which is a great way to save on costs and is better for the environment. Use Google Maps or download the Transit app (green icon) on your phone to find the best route for you!
There is free street parking along Edge St HEREhttps://bit.ly/3pSuvdI

WASHROOMS
There are NO public washrooms at this park, so we will be using washrooms located in a local business a 5-10 min walk from where we are working. Exact local business to be determined.

FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
• Meet at 9:45am (please be on time)
• Sign in on your phone or our tablet
• Receive instruction and demo on how to remove invasive blackberry
• Remove lots of invasive blackberry to clear space to plant native plants
• Take a break (yummy refreshments time!) around 11:30am
• Receive instruction and demo on do planting
• Plant native shrubs and continue to remove blackberry
• Volunteer until 1pm (if you can’t come for the whole time, no problem! Just let us know when you have to leave)
• Take home a reward from a sustainable business
• Sign out on your phone or our tablet

WHAT TO BRING
• Refillable water bottle
• Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
• Long sleeves and long pants to protect you from thorny plants & ticks
• Sturdy, comfortable closed-toe shoes/boots or rain boots
• Rain jacket and hat in case it rains
• Your own gardening gloves, tools, safety glasses (we have lots, don’t worry if you don’t have any!)

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU
• Gloves, tools, safety glasses if you don’t have your own
• An educational instruction on what to do (no experience necessary!)
• Yummy refreshments
• A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a sustainable business

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
• Learn about local environmental issues and how to address them
• Meet new people & be part of a community
• Improve your mental & physical health by being in nature
• Get exercise & fresh air in a beautiful green space
• Revitalize a local green space & increase biodiversity
• Learn how to identify invasive plants & how to remove them
• Get volunteer hours
• Have FUN!

QUESTIONS?
You can reach the event’s organizer, Ashton, via email or our community service director, Amrit.

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Date

Mar 25 2023
Expired!

Time

9:45 am - 1:00 pm

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