Centre Creek Work Party!

Event Details

May 12th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Centre Creek Conservation Area (Surrey), British Columbia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

May is BC Invasive Species Month! NCC stewardship staff is looking to recruit a group of motivated individuals for a habitat cleanup day at our Centre Creek Conservation Area, removing invasive plants and urban debris. Many hands make light work!

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About Centre Creek Conservation Area (Surrey)

Located in the north end of the City of  Surrey, this 7.7 hectare (19 ac.) conservation area protects a portion of Centre Creek and other small brooks, which meander through the dense coastal western hemlock forest and out into the lower Fraser River. Together with the neighbouring protected areas, including the Surrey Bend Regional Park, the area plays an important role in a larger wetland complex, which provides rearing habitat for Pacific salmon, trout, and other native fish species.

What you will be doing

Garbage and invasive species tend to be a common problem for conservation areas located in urban and residential areas. Join us for a productive afternoon work party, where we'll be bustin' up blackberry, removing garbage and debris that have been dumped in the area, as well as install some signs to help promote keeping this area clean. These are tasks that will require teamwork and enthusiasm!

Why you will love it

Contribute to stewardship efforts happening right in your backyard! This is a new conservation area for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and these will be our first steps in restoring the habitat here. Keeping this area free of invasive plants and debris will provide space for native plants and wildlife.

Questions?

Contact Melanie Kuzyk: bc@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Moderate fitness level required, as we'll be working in dense forest and moving over uneven terrain.

Help Wanted: If you have any of the tools listed in the Item Checklist below that you would be able to bring for the day, please let us know!

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Close-toed shoes (hiking boots or rubber boots)
  • Long pants (jeans or durable pants)
  • Shirt with long sleeves
Tools
  • Loppers
  • Ladder
  • Cordless drill
  • Hammer
  • Hand saw
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Water in resuseable water bottle
  • Leather work gloves (if you have)