People who spend their free time doing back-breaking labour to remove invasive plants from their local green spaces say it’s worth it because they’re doing something tangible to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“At the end of the day you can physically see the difference you are making. You can see even the metre-by-metre removals that are being done even after you’ve left a site,” said 23-year-old Joshua Ralph, who volunteers with the Invasive Species Council of B.C.
Over the weekend he joined a small group of volunteers at Jericho Beach to help chop down, dig up and remove Himalayan blackberries that are ubiquitous across many sites in Metro
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