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PHOTOS: Green team tackles invasives in Oak Bay's Uplands Park

Team pulls 12 cubic metres of invasive English ivy and daphne

In a double-whammy of events, Greater Victoria Green Team hauled 14 cubic metres of invasive plants from two communities June 7 and 8.

On the Friday, volunteers and 40 students from View Royal Elementary cleared two cubic metres of English ivy from about 200 square metres of Portage Park in View Royal.

The next day, a team headed for Oak Bay with 25 community members removed 12 cubic metres of invasive English ivy and daphne from 115 square metres of Uplands Park.

Next up, the team plans to remove English ivy from the University of Victoria campus while celebrating the life of beloved Campus View Elementary School teacher Zara Blue on Sunday, June 23.

The Greater Victoria Green Team is a regional environmental volunteer program where people get together to help restore the local environment across the Capital Regional District. 

Leaders ask volunteers to RSVP so they can plan for enough staff, refreshments and tools based on the number of people signed up.

Visit for details on how to register for events.

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