Volunteers Making a Difference

2016 Year to Date

  • 10 stewardship and restoration events
  • 436 Volunteers
  • 1791 hours volunteered
  • 553 m3 of invasive species removed
  • 416 Native Trees & Shrubs planted
  • 12 education & outreach events
  • 264 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 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:

  • Sunday, September 25 | 12 pm – 4 pm *Rivers Day Creek to Creek Festival
    • What: Creek to Creek Festival is a passport style event with fun activities at every station!
    • Where: Mackay Creek to Mosquito Creek (Heywood Park to Bewicke Park)
    • When: Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm
      Join the City of North Vancouver, Evergreen and other community groups as you walk, bike or roll from creek to creek in celebration of Rivers Day. With eight interactive stations along the route, there’s something for everyone!
  • Saturday, October 22 | 9 am – 12 pm | Tempe Heights Park
  • Saturday, November 26 | 9 am – 12 pm | Kings Mill Walk 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 Laura Nickerson, Evergreen Greenspace Programs Coordinator at lnickerson@evergreen.ca or 604-689-0766 ext. 9253.

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