City Park Stewards

Upcoming City Park Stewards Events
  • Rivers Day | Sunday, September 25, 10am-2pm, Mosquito Creek Park | Register for this event
  • Planting Event | Saturday, October 15, 10am-2pm, Greenwood Park | Registration opens September 26th

Note: registration is required to volunteer for events.

If you want to get out into our parks and get your hands dirty while making a difference - come join the fun with the City Park Stewards!

 

The Park Stewardship Program started in 2001 and aims to restore the City’s parks, natural areas and biodiversity. This program helps rejuvenate degraded natural areas that are affected by invasive plants, eroding stream banks and intensive recreational use. Stewardship is a satisfying and rewarding way to experience the natural habitat while improving the ecological health of these areas.

To get involved, join one of public stewardship and restoration activities happening throughout the City, including invasive removal events, native tree and shrub planting events, and educational park workshops.

 

Volunteering for Events

Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Training will be provided for each event activity. 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. Please consider walking, cycling, taking public transit, or carpooling with friends to the event.

For more information, contact Angela Negenman at parkstewards@cnv.org or 604-983-7394.

Yearly Achievements of City Park Stewards

City Park Stewards make a big difference. Here's what they've achieved!


2022 to date

  • 5 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 8 Stewardship & Restoration Events
  • 212 Volunteers
  • 711.5 Hours Volunteered
  • 335 Native Species planted
  • 47 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2021

> View 2021 map of achievements

  • 9 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 24 Stewardship & Restoration Events
  • 403 Volunteers
  • 1,536 Hours Volunteered
  • 1,366 Native Species planted
  • 156 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2020

  • 4 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 8 Stewardship & Restoration Events
  • 1 Education & Outreach Events
  • 120 Volunteers
  • 386 Hours Volunteered
  • 680 Native Species planted
  • 66 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2019

  • 9 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 12 Stewardship & Restoration Events
  • 32 Education & Outreach Events
  • 924 Volunteers
  • 2192 Hours Volunteered
  • 3346 Native Species planted
  • 400 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2018

  • 9 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 17 Stewardship & Restoration Events
  • 15 Education & Outreach Events
  • 540 Volunteers
  • 1545 Hours Volunteered
  • 1826 Native Species Planted
  • 377 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2017 

> View 2017 Story Map of achievements

  • 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

> View 2016 Story Map of achievements

  • 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

Why Volunteer?

Why would you volunteer with City Park Stewards? Hear from the volunteers themselves!

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