Green Team cleans up Broomhill Park in Sooke

Hundreds of pounds of garbage removed from park

Greater Victoria Green Team volunteers help clean up Broomhill Community Park. Garbage and invasive plants were recently removed from the park. (Contributed)

More than 300 lbs. of garbage and 10 metres of invasive plant were removed from Broomhill Community Park last Saturday in a clean up event organized by the Greater Victoria Green Team.

The Greater Victoria Green Team is a regional-wide environmental volunteer program which organizes meet-ups aimed at cleaning up the Capital Regional District.

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The Broomhill clean up saw 18 volunteers over a three-hour period pick up garbage, including a car tire, car backseat, car parts, wrought iron banisters, golf balls, even a shoehorn.

“The focus was to reduce the amount of garbage strewn about the park, as a result of dumping and hungry bears dragging garbage bags into the park from the nearby neighbourhood,” said Amanda Evans, Greater Victoria Green Team program manager, in a press release.

The event was organized by the Greater Victoria Green Team with financial support from the District of Sooke Parks and Victoria Foundation.

The district has partnered with the Greater Victoria Green Team on a few community activities this year including an event at Kaltasin Park.

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