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The Work

  • We’re looking for energetic volunteers to help us with the restoration of Horn Creek Park in Abbotsford.
  • This will involve removing some invasive morning glory and blackberry.

Why It’s Helpful

  • Abbotsford’s Horn Creek Park is home to a multitude of wildlife. You will be helping keep the park in top condition for the wildlife that calls the area home.
  • The fight against invasive plant species is ongoing. Keeping these invasives controlled will help recent plantings to thrive and make it a beautiful space.

Responsibilities

  • Digging and pulling up morning glory with shovels, pickaxes, and by hand.
  • Cutting back blackberry stems with pruners.

Requirements

  • Be prepared to spend the time outdoors in the heat with minimal seating options.
  • Be prepared to manually remove morning glory and blackberry.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear (hiking boots recommended, the ground is uneven in some parts) and work gloves.
  • Bring your own refillable water bottle.

Training/Equipment

  • All training required will be provided on the day of.
  • All tools will be provided including shovels, pickaxes, and pruners.
  • If you’re able to, bring your own gloves, otherwise, gloves will be provided.

Safety

  • Dress appropriately for hot weather.
  • First aid kit and water are available at the event.

Setting

  • Outdoors at Horn Creek Park.
  • There are no shelter or bathroom facilities on site.

Location

  • Horn Creek Park, Abbotsford, BC.
  • The exact meeting location will be provided once registered.

Commitment

  • Saturday, August 13th, 2022
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • RAIN OR SHINE

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