Volunteers Making a Difference

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 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, January 28, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Mahon Park - Keith Road Trailhead
    For our first event of 2017 we will be heading back to where it all started - Mahon Park. We will be working to remove invasive blackberry, ivy, and clematis. The meeting location for this event is at the Keith Road Trailhead, nearest the intersection of Keith Road and Bewicke Ave.
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Wagg Creek Park
    We will be working with City of North Vancouver Crews to remove and chip invasive English Holly from Wagg Creek Park. The meeting location for this event is at the entrance to the park nearest the intersection of Mahon Ave. and 20th St. W.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Mahon Park - Native Plant Demonstration Garden
    We will be working to refurbish the demonstration garden next to the playground in Mahon Park - removing invasive plants and pruning the native plants that have been planted in the past. The meeting location for this event is next to the playground and spray park - near the entrance to the park off of Jones Ave. between 17th St. W and 18th St. W
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12 pm - 4 pm - Celebrate Earth Day in Mahon Park - Native Plant Demonstration Garden
    Join the City of North Vancouver and Evergreen to celebrate Earth Day. Help us plant native trees and shrubs in the revitalized native plant demonstration garden. The meeting location for this event is next to the playground and spray park - near the entrance to the park off of Jones Ave. between 17th St. W and 18th St. W
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Loutet Park
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Mahon Park
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9 am - 12 pm - Heywood Park
  • 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 Laura Nickerson, Evergreen Greenspace Programs Coordinator at lnickerson@evergreen.ca or 604-689-0766 ext. 9253.

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