Lifestyle

1,000 people go green

The Lower Mainland Green Team (LMGT) has hit a milestone.

As a group of 30 volunteers – assisted by Metro Vancouver Parks staffers – prepared to pull invasive ivy species from Tynehead Regional Park this weekend, they were informed that more than 1,000 people had signed up to the environmental group's website.

"I worried in the beginning when I first started the group that people were joining in droves because the Lower Mainland Green Team was a novelty," says LMGT founder Lyda Salatian.

"Fast forward a little over a year later – we hit 1,000 volunteers last Saturday (June 2); a week later we're at 1,023."

There have been dozens of LMGT cleanups in parks in the region since March 2011.

Events are organized at http://www.meetup.com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/

"It's not a fad," says Salatian. "This is real. People are genuinely interested in taking care of the environment. They just needed a nudge in the right direction."

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Two police officers hospitalized after being rammed by stolen truck in Surrey
 
Man sentenced for three bank robberies
 
A musical message of making every moment count
Langley RCMP release sketch of hammer attacker
 
Rare pinto deer shot and killed
 
Abbotsford Police report 27 vehicles damaged so far in November
BC Ferries to cut routes and senior discount, test slot machines between Island-Lower Mainland
 
BCCLA: Cities must set up prison polling stations for elections
 
UPDATED: Election 2014: Logo use concerns ‘ridiculous’: Crosty

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.