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Glenbrook Ravine 2018
Invasive species removal and planting of native plants are two of the way volunteers are helping to restore Glenbrook Ravine.

Ecological restorers wanted

If you’d like to have a hand in beautifying Glenbrook Ravine, here’s your chance.

The Glenbrook Ravine restoration project resumes with an invasive species removal event on Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers of this ongoing program would like to know as soon as possible if people are planning to attend, even if it’s short for a short amount of time.

“Things will be similar to last year, with appropriate physical distancing, wearing masks, limiting the number of volunteers, and having volunteers answer basic COVID screening questions,” said a notice about the event. “We are confident we can continue this work safely and responsibly as we did in 2020.”

Anyone wishing to attend can RSVP by emailing Kyle Routledge at The event happens rain or shine.

Volunteers are asked to ensure they come equipped with appropriate footwear (something with ankle support and closed toes), sunscreen, a hat and a long-sleeve shirt.

Some items that had been provided in the past aren’t being offered because of COVID. Volunteers should also bring their own water bottle filled with water, work gloves and tools (if possible), snacks and a pen to sign waiver.

Upon arrival at the event, each volunteer must answer a COVID screening questionnaire.

City staff will be on site to ensure physical distancing is adhered to throughout the day.

Volunteers will also need to sign a liability waiver, which will be valid throughout 2021. Anyone under the age of 18 will need permission from a parent/guardian.

The Glenbrook restoration program, which has been running for several years, includes several days of work in the ravine. Other tentative dates for 2021 are June 26, Sept. 25 (this one may need to change and will be confirmed in the summer) and Oct. 30.