Volunteers Making a Difference

2017 Year to Date

  • 16 stewardship and restoration events
  • 515 Volunteers
  • 1651 hours volunteered
  • 440 native trees & shrubs planted
  • 435 m3 of invasive plants removed

2016 Year to Date

  • 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

2014

  • 35 events
  • 529 volunteers
  • 1310 hours volunteered
  • 201 m3 of invasive species removed
  • 643 native trees and shrubs planted
City Park Stewards Want You!

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.

 

Upcoming City Park Stewards Events:

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Heywood Park - Bring your family and friends to help Evergreen remove invasive growth from Heywood Park and work together to help restore our parks with support from the City of North Vancouver. Everyone is welcome. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and bring a water bottle or reusable mug. Evergreen will provide tools, gloves, refreshments, and all the training required. Please meet at the North West Corner of the Sports field at Hamilton Ave and 21st St W, beside the Mackay Creek Ravine Greenway (MAP).
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Greenwood Park - Blackberry Bake-off Event
  • Sunday, September 24 - 12 pm - 4 pm - Creek to Creek Rivers Day event - location TBD
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Tempe Heights Park
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Heywood Park

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 Julia Gellman, Evergreen Greenspace Programs Coordinator at jgellman@evergreen.ca or 604-689-0766 ext. 9253.

Volunteering for Events

If you would like to volunteer for an event register here.

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