Thanks to the Capilano University community, the ivy pulls at the North Vancouver campus have been so successful, we’re now expanding to the Squamish campus! 

The aim of an invasive species pull is to restore some of the natural biodiversity in our region. Our pulls are community events designed to bring people together with the common goal of bringing balance to the delicate ecosystems that allow many indigenous species of plants, animals and fungi to coexist.

By removing Himalayan Black Berry, Hog Weed and other invasive species, we are nurturing an inviting atmosphere for all members of the ecological community, from butterflies to bees to to students looking for a peaceful place to study. 

Everyone is welcome! So please join Capilano U groundskeeper Jo-Ann Cook for an invasive species pull at Capilano’s Squamish campus on Thursday, February 26. During the event, Jo-Ann will educate participants about safe removal of invasive species, the values of maintaining an indigenous, bio-diverse balance, the importance of pollinating critters and the many benefits of community gardening. 

Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Capilano University’s Squamish campus. We will weed until approximately 3 p.m. Please dress for the weather and bring tools and gloves. 

Submitted by Marina Van Driel, Sustainability Assistant, Facilities department 

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