Help wipe out invasive blackberry on Nelson Creek in Coquitlam

Lower Mainland Green Team needs volunteers for invasive species removal on Sunday, July 7

An urban stream in one of Coquitlam’s busy shopping areas is getting a spruce up, thanks to volunteers with the Lower Mainland Green Team.

And on Sunday, July 7, volunteers are needed to continue the work on Nelson Creek.

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The event to remove invasive blackberry that clogs waterways and prevents native species from growing will take place at the creek from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the creek, with people urged to sign up online.

The meeting point is 1090 Lougheed Highway, near PetSmart.

No experience is needed, all ages and abilities are welcome, and tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided.

Twelve people have signed up so far but 30 are needed to totally wipe out the blackberry at this site.

Among the benefits of helping, besides cleaning up the invasive species, is socialization with like-minded people, making a difference, skill development, volunteer hours, exercise and fresh air.

To participate, visit here.

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