Volunteers Making a Difference

2018 Year to Date

  • 4 City Park Stewarded
  • 5 Stewardship and Restoration Event
  • 2 Education & Outreach Event
  • 222 Volunteers
  • 640 Hours Volunteered
  • 145 m3 Invasive Plants Removed
  • 517 Native Species Planted

2017 

  • 8 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 26 Stewardship and Restoration Events
  • 16 Education & Outreach Events
  • 655 Volunteers
  • 2086 Hours Volunteered
  • 790 Native Trees & Shrubs Planted
  • 618 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2016 

  • 19 stewardship and restoration events
  • 657 Volunteers
  • 2408 hours volunteered
  • 663 m3 of invasive species removed
  • 416 Native Trees & Shrubs planted
  • 19 education & outreach events
  • 419 participants

2015

  • 35 events
  • 607 volunteers
  • 897 hours volunteered
  • 237 m3 of invasive species removed
  • 395 native trees and shrubs planted

City Park Stewards

Want to get out into our parks and get your hands dirty while making a difference? Then come join in the fun with the City Park Stewards!

Since 2001, the City has partnered with Evergreen on this fantastic award winning project called the City Park Rehabilitation Project. It was created as a means to give back to our degraded natural areas, suffering from the effects of intensive recreational use, stream bank erosion and invasive plants. Stewardship is a satisfying and rewarding way to experience the natural areas in the City and contribute in a meaningful way to the ecological health of these areas.

You can get involved! Evergreen hosts year-round public stewardship and restoration activities throughout the City of North Vancouver, including free interpretive walks, workshops and a monthly stewardship event the fourth Saturday of each month.

City Park Stewards Earth Day Event

Upcoming City Park Stewards Events:

Saturday, June 23 from 9am – 12pm at Wagg Creek Park
Join the City Park Stewards to remove invasive plants from Wagg Creek Park! The meeting location for this event is at the entrance to the park at the intersection of Mahon Ave. and 20th St. W. (Map).

Saturday, July 28 from 9am – 12pm at Loutet Park
Join the City Park Stewards and Edible Garden Project in Loutet Park to tackle the invasive blackberry, ivy, and holly plants next to Loutet Farm. The meeting location for this event is in the parking lot at Rufus Ave. and 14th St. E. (Map).

Saturday, July 28 from 9am – 12pm | 4th Annual Blackberry Bake-off
It’s that time of year again! The 4th Annual Blackberry Bake-off! Join the City Park Stewards to remove invasive plants from Greenwood Park and then take part in sampling some delicious blackberry treats.

There are two ways to participate:

  1. Enter your baking in the contest! Pick blackberries in your neighbourhood and make them into something yummy. Bring it to the Bake-off and see how it compares to other dishes
  2. Judge the bake-off. Bring your appetite and prepare to pick a winner for the tastiest blackberry treat.

This event will be in Greenwood Park, meeting location details to come.

Volunteering for Events

Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Evergreen will supply all the training, tools, gloves, and refreshments. All events go ahead rain or shine, so please come dressed for the weather, with sturdy shoes, and in clothing you don't mind getting a bit dirty. Arrive in style - please consider walking, cycling, taking public transit, or carpooling with friends to the event.

To RSVP and to learn more about this program, contact Laura Nickerson, Evergreen Greenspace Programs Manager at lnickerson@evergreen.ca or 604-689-0766 ext. 9253.

If you would like to volunteer for an event register here. If you did not have time to register, don't worry just show up at the event. Extra helpers are always appreciated!


Since 2003, volunteers known as the City Park Steward, in partnership with Evergreen, have worked together to restore City of North Vancouver's parks by removing invasive plants and planting native plant species. View Story Map
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