Invasive blackberry cleanup Sunday

Volunteers needed to help rid Nelson Creek of plants

A community cleanup to rid Nelson Creek in Coquitlam of  invasive blackberry bushes will be held on Sunday (July 7).

All ages are welcome to the participate in the removal between 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at a site full of invasive blackberry near the intersection of King Edward Street and Lougheed Highway. It can be accessed from Woolridge Street. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided.

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As of Thursday, 27 people had signed up but organizers “would love to get at least 35 so we can totally wipe out the blackberry at this site,” said a reminder from the Lower Mainland Green team which will be carrying out the activity in partnership with the city of Coquiltam.


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