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Weedbusters 2018-1

Join us on Earth Day tackling and removing invasive species! These are non-native plants that have become established and replaced native species around Burnaby Lake.

We’ll provide gloves, tools, and snacks. Dress for the weather and be prepared to work off-trail in the woods. Ages 8+.

We’re meeting at the Glencarin Trail entrance and will plan to sweep the south shore  of English Ivy & Scotch Broom.

To keep up to date with any changes, please check our social media and website closer to the date where we will have the latest news with any changes (e.g. due to weather or things beyond our control). You can also sign up here to be on our email list to receive reminders for the next Weedbusters event.

For more information or to arrange for a group to attend, contact Ann at info@burnabylakepark.ca.

 

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Getting Ready for Spring at Burnaby Lake

Join us for another stewardship work party with the Burnaby Lake Park Association.

We are focusing on the east end of Burnaby Lake around the Avalon Parking Lot and Cariboo Dam. Please come and help us get the area ready for the change to the warmer season ahead with bird nesting activity and the new spring growth.

We have 2 tasks:

  1. Servicing the nest boxes that are in the area and
  2. Planting native plants to finish a job we started in the fall.

Please come dressed for the weather and be prepared to work off trails. Wear warm, dry clothing and sturdy, waterproof footwear. We provide all the tools and equipment you’ll need and will have refreshments on hand.

Date:               Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time:              10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where:            Lenson House – (yellow house across the road from the Parks Central Area                                      Office  at 9146 Avalon Ave.)
Park in the Avalon Parking Lot off Cariboo Road and walk back to the meeting                                  place. We’ll have signs up.

Check our Directions page for transit information including bus stop numbers.

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Nest Box Servicing 2018

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Help service the nest boxes around Burnaby Lake that provide homes for wood ducks, swallows, chickadees, and flying squirrels.  Collect valuable data that helps us to understand how these species are doing in our park as well as making any adjustments to increase nesting success.

It is important that you dress for the weather, and waterproof footwear is highly recommended.  We’ll provide the gloves, tools and snacks.

​Ages 8+

IMPORTANT:  Please keep an eye on our website or social media for any change of plans due to the weather. The forecast is for a similar winter so we may need to adjust due to conditions. You can also sign up with our volunteer coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca and get put on the list to receive any updates by email.

Did you know? 

Records show the first nest boxes put up by the BLPA’s predecessor, the Burnaby Outdoor Education Association, in 1974. Over the years, founding member Joe Sadowski has continually refined and improved the design of them so they suit our We(s)t Coast weather.

Best of all, you can click on this link to find our plans here to build your own nest box!

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