Belcarra invasive plant control – possible mid-week session

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    Nick Heath

    In previous years we have held a work party to help control invasive ivy at Maple Beach in Belcarra Regional Park. This year, the Park Ranger has expressed a preference to do the work on a weekday rather than at a weekend. We unsure how this might affect our volunteer team – it would be good to have 4 or more.

    This is a short walk in from the Belcarra parking lot – no paddling required. Likely a half day is sufficient. Fairly simple task.

    Possible dates are:

    Feb 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 28,29

    The birds will be nesting after 1 Mar, so we can’t go any later.

    If this is something you are willing to do, pl reply here so we can gauge whether to offer this a a formal conservation trip and guarantee Metro Vancouver a work team.

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    Nick Heath

    We’re open for sign-ups now, so pl. join in!

    Nick Heath

    Thanks everyone!

    Based on many positive responses, I’m going to try arranging this for Thu 15 Feb 9 am – 1 pm. Hopefully I can post it as a trip and members can sign up on the web site. More info will be available on the trip posting, but it will be more or less similar to what we’ve done there before. Rain or shine. Deadly weapons like Reed’s Hoedag or my mattock may be used if the Trips Committee and the Park Ranger feel the risk is justified! Otherwise GVRD will issue gloves and we will just be told to pull as hard as we can on the vines without hurting ourselves!

    Kapila Jayaweera

    I should be able to do any of these days, happy to take a day off and help.

    Mark Stoakes

    I can do mid week 9, 14, 15, 16, 28

    Cynthia Materi

    I could do  Feb 7,  14, 15, 28,



    Kelly Robertson

    I can do mid week.

    Sue Johnson

    Midweek works for me on almost all the given dates. Being a Streamkeeper, I even have experience!    Sue

    Kim Bose

    I can do a mid week day and am currently free all those dates.

    Reed Clarke

    Does I get to use me Hoedag on this one? My violent impulses need ivy roots for an outlet.

    Cheers, Reed

    Jayne Hardy

    I can do a midweek day. Probably Feb 7-9 would work better.

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