Volunteers Making a Difference

2019 Year to Date

  • 6 Parks Enhanced/Restored
  • 7 Stewardship & Restoration Events
  • 8 Education & Outreach Events
  • 262 Volunteers
  • 786 Hours Volunteered
  • 528 Native Species planted
  • 325.6 m3 Invasive Plants Removed

2018

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

Story Map 2017

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

Story Map 2016

2015

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

City Park Stewards

Upcoming City Park Stewards Events
  • Rivers Day: Sunday, September 22 | 10am -2pm | Heywood Park. World Rivers Day is a global celebration of river ecosystems and waterways in communities. Bring your family and friends to help revitalize the park, by planting native trees and shrubs. (Meet at the parking lot at Tobruck Ave and Hamilton Ave).
  • National Tree Day - September 25 | 4-6pm @ Heywood Park.  Come celebrate National Tree Day by helping plant trees in Heywood Park. Please register via Eventbrite (there's a free t-shirt in it for you!). (Meet at the parking lot at the south end of the park at 1639-1649 Hamilton Ave).

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. This project gives back to our degraded natural areas which sometimes suffer from the effects of invasive plants, eroding stream banks and intensive recreational use. 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.

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.  Please consider walking, cycling, taking public transit, or carpooling with friends to the event.

For more info, or to sign up contact: Angela at Evergreen at ahan@evergreen.ca or 604-689-0766 ext. 9251. If you did not have time to register, don't worry just show up at the event. Extra helpers are always appreciated!

 

City Park Stewards Earth Day Event
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