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Come have a positive environmental impact & be part of a community with the Lower Mainland Green Team, Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) & Township of Langley!
We will be removing invasive Himalayan blackberry at Meadows Edge Park in Langley! We will be both restoring local habitat while also having fun & connecting with each other in nature. We will be working RAIN OR SHINE.
All ages, abilities & experience levels are welcome, bring your family & friends! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Gloves, tools, instruction & snacks provided!
Is this your first activity with the Lower Mainland Green Team?
• PLEASE REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME HERE: http://goo.gl/WRx6jr. THIS IS REQUIRED! You do not need to fill this out again if you have filled it out for a previous activity.
• FILLING OUT THIS FORM DOES NOT SIGN YOU UP FOR THIS ACTIVITY, it just registers you as a volunteer with our organization. Please sign up for this specific activity here on Meetup or by emailing Ashton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will meet at Meadows Edge Park off of Willoughby Way & 200 St in Langley. EXACT LOCATION HERE: https://bit.ly/43x1cys. Call/text Ashton at 778-968-2693 if you can’t find us!
• This activity is accessible by public transit (501 bus), which is a great way to save on costs & 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!
• Free street parking in area
Looking for a ride or are willing to give others a ride to/from this activity? This will help make our activity more inclusive! Use the comment section at the bottom of this page to organize. If no one responds to your comment, contact Ashton.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WHEN CARPOOLING
• Volunteers who carpool with others do so at their own risk
• Any compensation for the ride is to be discussed/agreed upon between the driver & passenger
• Please be courteous & respectful to one another & inform each other of any changes right away. E.g. If you’re going to be late, let the other person know
• LMGT staff are not allowed to give rides & are not responsible for coordinating rides (though they may assist)
The nearest public washrooms are located at Langley Meadows Park, ~8min walk from Meadows Edge Park. Exact location HERE: https://bit.ly/44KKM7r
FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
• Meet at 9:45am (please be on time)
• Sign in on your phone or our tablet
• Receive educational instruction & demo
• Remove invasive plants
• Take a break (snack time!) around 11:30am
• Continue removing invasive plants until 1pm
• Take home a small thank you gift
• Sign out on your phone or our tablet
WHAT TO BRING
• Refillable water bottle
• Hat, sunscreen & sunglasses to protect you from the sun
• Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
• Long sleeves & long thick pants (such as jeans) to protect you from thorny plants & ticks
• Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots or rain boots
• Rain jacket 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 snacks
• A small thank you gift at the end, donated by a sustainable business
WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS
• A follow-up survey will be sent (filling this out helps us improve our program & secure funding to run more activities!)
• A volunteer letter emailed on request
• Photos taken will be uploaded here: http://goo.gl/hctXBv
• A summary of the activity uploaded here: https://bit.ly/LMGT-in-action
PARTNER FOR THIS ACTIVITY
This activity is being made possible thanks to financial support & direction from the Township of Langley. Thank you for your partnership to achieve our common goals!
We will also be working alongside the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), an amazing local group doing awesome work in the area! Learn more about LEPS on their website HERE.
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
• Learn about local environmental issues & 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 & remove invasive plants
• Get volunteer hours
• Have FUN!
This activity is taking place on the traditional, ancestral & unceded territories of the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Máthxwi (Matsqui), & se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations