Unlike the weed-smoking event known as 420 that is held in downtown Vancouver on April 20th of each year, the City of Coquitlam is looking for residents to be part of a world-record-setting weed-pulling event at Mundy Park!
On Sunday, October 4 from noon – 3:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 5th from 9:00 a.m. – noon, volunteers are encouraged to show their love for our urban forest by meeting at the Hillcrest gravel parking lot at Mundy Park and spending some time weed-pulling invasive weeds.
The goal is to make Mundy Park completely free of invasive plants, such as English ivy, yellow lamium and Himalayan blackberry. These non-native species kill native plants and destroy the natural environment.
Participants should bring a water bottle and dress for the weather in clothes that can get dirty, including close-toed shoes. We hope to set a record for participation – so please bring your family, friends and neighbours along to join in. Prizes will be awarded, including special prizes for participants in costume!
Light snacks and refreshments, tools and gloves will be provided. Participants will also be provided a Mundy Park keepsake after the weed pull.
At the same time, the City will be presenting information to residents on two upcoming Parks Improvement projects:
· Mundy Park Trails Update
· Riverview Forest Park Trails
Information on these initiatives will be available on the same dates and times at the Weed Pull event, just east of the Hillcrest gravel parking lot.
For more information on the Mundy Park Weed Pull, visit www.coquitlam.ca/badseed.