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EcoBlitz 2016 – North Avalon Restoration Site

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who came out for Sunday’s EcoBlitz at the North Avalon Restoration Site at the east end of Burnaby Lake. We are so grateful for the George Ross Legacy grant of $4000 we received and purchased new tools and 218 native species:

  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
  • Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
  • Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Red alder (Alnus rubra)
  • Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)
  • Dull Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • Red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium)
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  • Sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
  • Indian plum (Oemlaria cerasiformis)
  • Black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
  • Beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
  • Hooker’s fairybell (Disporum hookeri)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)

Mother Nature obviously approves as the weather was perfect for our planting and we completed the task under dry skies.

We ❤️ our volunteers!


Ecoblitz 2016 at NARS

BLPA-Annual Ecoblitz

Eco stewardship activities are happening across several Metro Vancouver Regional Parks during the week.

We are proceeding with the next step of a restoration and enhancement plan in an area called Lenson House. We were successful in receiving a $4000 grant from the George Ross Legacy  to purchase plants and trees and have the opportunity to re-plant in areas where we have spent previous work parties over the years removing invasive species.

Wear sturdy and waterproof footwear as we’ll be stepping off the trails, and dress appropriate for the weather conditions of the day. Gloves, tools, and snacks will all be provided, just bring your enthusiasm and industrious attitude!

By volunteering at this event, you will receive invitations to two special Metro Vancouver appreciation events:
• Sunday, October 23rd – EcoBlitz Wrap Up BBQ*
• Saturday, November 5th – Fall Parksfest*
A day of learning via workshops and speakers, and making connections with others who care about and support regional parks.
(*Not held at Burnaby Lake Regional Park)

This is a great opportunity for your local community group to come out and contribute to your local environment with others who care about the park. Scouts, Guides, Church, work groups – get in touch with us at info@BurnabyLakePark.ca.

If you can let us know if you can make it, it will help us with our planning for equipment and snacks.

3 ways you can RSVP:
– on the Facebook Event Page
– info@burnabylakepark.ca
or if you are a Meetup member, RSVP here