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Position # 2865
OrganizationGreater Victoria Green Team
Position Environmental volunteer - Remove invasive Blackberry plants in Matson Conservation Area! Oct 25th!
Location Matson Conservation Area, Esquimalt, BC, Canada
Impact Statement To connect, build and empower diverse communities through hands-on activities that promote health, well-being and environmental stewardship

Our Vision: Healthy communities engaged in environmental stewardship

We support communities to:

* Develop a sense of belonging to community and place
* Connect to nature
* Realize they have the power to make a difference
* Learn about local environmental issues and actions they can take
* Enhance their ability to work as a team and lead
* Connect people to one another and create community
* Join existing environmental programs and groups

Activities

* Identifying and removing invasive plants
* Planting native plant species
* Picking up litter
* Preparing vegetable beds
* Harvest vegetables
* Virtual educational workshops
Description We will be partnering with Habitat Acquisition Trust to remove invasive Blackberry from Matson Conservation Area in Esquimalt.

There is a maximum of 15 people due to the small size of the site.

Please fill in Volunteer Registration if this is the first time you are volunteering with the Green Team: http://bit.ly/2WdZeAT

We will be working rain or shine.

Meeting Spot/Parking
End of Garrett Place, Esquimalt
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/mDRc3QZD1go5QrpZ9
Parking along Dunsmuir
Bus from Victoria: #24 or #25
Training Details COVID-19 protocols - please review carefully. We want to ensure the safety of everyone.

We ask that you do not participate (and to un-RSVP) if:

1. You feel ill, including experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell
2. You or a member of your family have travelled internationally in the last 14 days
3. You have been exposed to someone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with or is suspected to have COVID-19

Safety protocols to be followed at the activity:

 Physical distancing etiquette (at least 6 feet apart from those not in your household)
 There will be a hand sanitizing station. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive & before you leave
 Please cough/sneeze into a tissue or into the bend of your arm
 Avoid touching your face
 We encourage you to wear a non-medical / cloth mask to help reduce the spread of this virus (we will have some on site)
 If you start to feel ill to inform staff and leave immediately
 Please bring your own gardening gloves, tools, safety glasses (we will provide clean ones to those who don't have their own).
 Those with children, will be asked to take extra care to ensure they maintain physical distancing
 Dogs must be on leash (or please don't bring your dog)
 Do not share items with those not in household
 There will be safety volunteer leaders at the event
 Anyone not practicing physical distancing or who are exhibiting known COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to leave.
 We encourage those who are in the high risk category to stay home if they feel it necessary

FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
• Meet at 12:30pm for sign-in, intros (please be on time)
• If you can't find us, please call me, Emily, at 778-677-9078
• Remove invasive plants
• Volunteer until 3:30pm then sign-out at end, take home an eco-gift from one of our sponsors!

REGISTER AS A GREEN TEAM VOLUNTEER AHEAD OF TIME
• If you haven't yet, register online: http://bit.ly/2GEDEO9
Get your parent to sign the form if you are under 19

WHAT TO BRING:
• Rain jacket in case it rains.
• Refillable water bottle. Please bring water and snacks! We will have water bottles for those who forget their water, and packaged refreshments.
• A hat, sunscreen
• Your own gardening gloves, tools, safety glasses
• Mask (we encourage everyone to wear a mask so try and bring your own. We will have paper masks available and cloth masks for sale at sliding scale ($0 -$20))
• Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
• Long sleeves and long pants to protect you from thorny plants and ticks
• Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots. Gum boots work too especially if it's wet!!

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU:
• Gloves, tools, safety glasses if you don't have your own
• Packaged refreshments
• Instruction on what to do. You don't need to have experience to participate!
• An opportunity to meet people, have fun!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS?
• A follow-up survey will be sent
• If you need to confirm your hours for school or another program a volunteer letter emailed
• Photos taken will be uploaded here: http://bit.ly/2oWAT3G
• A summary of activity uploaded here: http://bit.ly/2Db7d7W

PARTNERS
Habitat Acquisition Trust
Working Conditions Outside
Minimum Duration Special event
Timing Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail 12:30-3:30pm
Age 1+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Gardening/Environment
Skill(s) Stewardship, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Emily Boyes
Phone 7786779078
Address 3187 Stevenson Place Victoria, V8X 1C4

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