Coming together for Blackie Spit cleanup
Dozens of volunteers donned their gardening gloves and armed themselves with gardening tools to battle invasive plants and litter at Blackie Spit on Sunday.
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay, the Lower Mainland Green Team, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Guides all came together to make a more than 60-person team.
According to a news release from the Green Team, garbage – including Styrofoam, which does not break down – washes up on the shoreline, affecting the local ecosystem and making regular cleanups essential.
Using waste pickers, weed wrenches and loppers, volunteers from all over the Lower Mainland removed 300 pounds of garbage and removed 600 pounds of Scotch broom. (Scotch broom has no known predators and continues to spread since it was originally planted in 1850, often choking out native plants and trees, the release states.)
For more, visit www.meetup.com/the-lower-mainland-green-team