Green Timbers Park Volunteer Day July 15, 2014

Green Timbers Park Volunteer Day July 15th


14600 Block of 100 Avenue, Surrey BC



Food Provided/Attire

July 15th at 8am-4pm Jennifer Wong & Liana Taliadouros Yes – Casual/Comfortable (Physical work involved)

Tasks we will be involved in Helping out

  1. Place clean sand at specific locations on the north and east sides of the lake.
  2. Placing gravel at specific locations along the north and south shorelines. These are in locations with high fishing activity resulting in the shoreline becoming very muddy.
  3. Placing gravel along sections of the vehicle access trail on the east side of the lake (willow trail). There is a long stretch of potholes.
  4. Placing gravel around the picnic table and bench pads around the lake.
  5. Litter pick around the north, east and south shorelines of the lake.
  6. Litter pick trails throughout the park.
  7. Blackberry removal from scattered areas along the trails and larger areas along the forest edge on the east side of the meadow.
  8. Depending on the timing, cottonwood and alder tree sapling removals in the southern section of the meadow.

About Green Timbers Urban Forest

Green Timbers Urban Forest is one of the City’s largest parks, offering over 183 hectares (452 acres) of wetlands, lakes, a fishing dock, grassland meadows and nature trails all nestled within a second growth forest.In the heart of the park you’ll find Green Timbers Lake, stocked with rainbow trout. Fishing in Green Timbers is available year round.

The Green Timbers Greenway cuts through the park under the power lines just south of 96 Avenue. This greenway will take you across the City on bicycle or foot in either direction, connecting to Tynehead Regional Park in the east and Surrey Memorial Hospital in the west. The nature trail around Green Timbers Urban Forest is around 5 kilometres long. Allow around 2 hours for this walk.

Green Timbers Park Volunteer Day July 15th
Green Timbers Park Volunteer Day July 15th

Parks Sparks Program at Lafarge Lake

Parks Sparks 1On Thursday, October 9th, a group of 12 enthusiastic volunteers went to Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam, BC, to help the City of Coquitlam with their Parks Sparks Program. The program is designed to work with interested community members (businesses, individuals, schools or organizations ) who would like to contribute their resources to enhancing Coquitlam park spaces for the benefit of the community.

The Volunteers enhanced the waterfront of Lafarge Lake with colourful and unique plants, providing a beautiful backdrop and scenery for those visiting the lake. The process will involved digging planting holes for small shrubs and perennials, and lifting and placing plants into the holes.

Park Sparks

Lafarge Lake is a five-hectare man-made lake, located in Town Centre Park in central Coquitlam, British Columbia.

The area was originally a quarry owned by Lafarge, but in the 1970s the land was transferred to the City of Coquitlam, and a successful reclamation project ensued.

The lake is home to many species of waterfowl, as well as beavers, common carp, brown bullhead, bluegill, and is stocked with rainbow trout in the spring and fall.

Park Sparks 3
Park Sparks 4