Sapperton Landing Native Planting and Himalayan Blackberry Removal

Sapperton Landing Native Planting and Himalayan Blackberry Removal photo

Help the Burnaby Lake Weedbusters as part of the Metro Vancouver Parks Ecoblitz assist park staff at Sapperton Landing Regional Park continue the process of “wilding” the park by re-establishing native vegetation in areas formally colonized by invasive Himalayan Blackberry. We will be planting native plants in the area where we dug up and removed root balls this past July. This event is sponsored by the Burnaby Lake Park Association and will take place October 27 from 1-4PM.

Tools, training, and refreshments will be provided. Please dress for the weather and for physical work (closed toed shoes required, pants and long sleeves recommended).

Located in the heart of New Westminster, Sapperton Landing is at the southern terminus of the Brunette-Fraser Regional Greenway. This unique park was designed to highlight the beauty and power of the mighty Fraser River and features backwater tidal channels and riparian woodlands. Learn about the unique habitats found at Sapperton Landing, its connection to other regional parks, and how you can help further steward this habitat oasis in the city.

Access to the park is at the corner of Cumberland St. and E. Columbia St. in New Westminster. When using Google, use 45 E. Columbia as the address to find the park. If driving, you can ONLY access the park from E. Columbia by traveling NORTH on E. Columbia. Take the slip short of the foot of Cumberland Rd. over the train tracks. Look for signs.

If using public transit, take Skytrain to the Sapperton Station. Exit through the REAR of the station and walk south along the newly paved Brunette-Fraser Greenway off Spruce Street on the east side of the Brunette River (750m).

For more infomration, or to register, contact Ann Green at