Taking a hands-on approach together, to build a stronger, greener community
Empowering youth to get their hands dirty, Power To Be and Evergreen BC inspire participants to give back to their community by educating them on the importance of environmental restoration.
Power To Be participants taking part of the District of West Vancouver’s six-week Summer Work Experience and Adventure Program, were given the chance to gain invaluable work experience as they gave back to their community.
Ten youth, aged 13-17 joined Evergreen BC for training on identification and removal of invasive species. The plants targeted for removal were English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry. Evergreen BC Greenspace Project Manager Julia Gellman educated the youth on the impacts the invasive species have on the local ecosystem, and how they out-compete native species for nutrients and resources. After receiving instruction on tool usage and removal technique, the youth put on their gloves and started digging.