The event was set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., but has been shifted to Oct. 30. (Lower Mainland Green Team/Special to The News)

The event was set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., but has been shifted to Oct. 30. (Lower Mainland Green Team/Special to The News)

POSTPONED: ARMS and Lower Mainland Green Team ask for help removing invasive plants

Delayed event will to take place at Reg Franklin Park in Maple Ridge on Oct. 30

LATE UPDATE:

This event has been postponed.

Due to heavy rainfall, organizer Ashton Kerr informed The News late Friday afternoon that the date for the event was being moved.

It will now be held on Saturday, Oct. 30.

“Our activities always run rain or shine. However, the amount of rain that is forecasted for this weekend is more than we’d like to work in and may put this site at risk of flooding. Providing a safe and fun opportunity for people to connect with each other and nature is our top priority,” Kerr shared.

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Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) is partnering with Lower Mainland Green Team to get rid of some invasive plants in a park in Maple Ridge.

The two groups are organizing a weeding activity to get rid of invasive plants, specifically the Himalayan Blackberry from the Reg Franklin Park in Maple Ridge on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Himalayan blackberry is a highly invasive plant which is difficult to control as it forms impenetrable thickets, spreads aggressively and negatively impacts wildlife, recreation, and native plants.

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The event is looking for volunteers to come join in removing the invasive species. No experience is needed to participate however, those attending will need to bring a rain jacket in case it rains, a refillable water bottle, their own gardening gloves, tools, safety glasses, a mask and wear clothes that they don’t mind dirtying.

Organizers will provide gloves, tools, safety glasses if attendees don’t have their own, and some refreshments and a thank you gift at the end, donated by a local business.

To register for the event, people will need to RSVP at: https://bit.ly/3v63iWG

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