SURREY — It’s time to get to work at Robson Park.
The inaugural Robson Park Festival is on Saturday (Aug. 13), and organizers of the event welcome local residents to participate in hands-on invasive plant removal and learn about the importance of environmental stewardship at the park.
It’s all planned by the city’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) group.
SHaRP will be inviting other local environmental organizations as an opportunity for festival-goers to learn more about various green initiatives in the community.
Robson Park, located at 12678 100th Ave., is popular in the community due to its large green space, newly constructed playground, and picnic areas, says Crystal Tseng, SHaRP’s media and public relations person.
“Park users can utilize the walking paths that loop around Robson Creek while observing a number of birds and other small mammals that inhabit the area,” Tseng wrote in a news release.
“The park’s natural area plays a key role in protecting the entire headwaters of Robson Creek by providing temporary storage of rainwater runoff to manage the quantity and quality of the water and provide safe conveyance of flows.”
SHaRP is a student-based initiative that promotes watershed stewardship and salmon habitat enhancement in Surrey.
Saturday’s festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is part of the Robson Park Stewardship Series, consisting of seven community work parties happening throughout the summer and fall.
CLICK HERE to read more about Robson Park on the City of Surrey’s website.