What we're about

We’re an enthusiastic hands-on group active throughout Metro Vancouver who get together to remove invasive plants and replant native vegetation in our Regional Parks. Have fun, help the environment, make new friends, get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. Discover all our volunteer opportunities at Regional Parks Volunteer Opportunities (https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/46f4140f-db5f-42be-ac8a-b0e65c38c382/1).

We have a lot of parklands and we need help with it. With 22 regional parks, two ecological conservancy areas, three regional reserves and five greenways, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks provide vital habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. All told we manage and protect a whopping 13,614 hectares of awe-inspiring parklands; nearly 12 million people visit them each year. Help us maintain these natural habitats for current and future generations to enjoy.

Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

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Upcoming events (3)

Invasive Plant Removal (Scotch Broom)

Needs a location

Event Details:

The event starts at the Quarry road parking (https://goo.gl/maps/hikoP9onin9rFWiJ8). at 11am on Saturday October 8th 2022. Please be there 5 - 10 minutes early to sign in. Note that the invasive scotch broom to be removed is located off trail and sturdy shoes are required for the short hike in. This event is 16+.

The event will not go forward with fewer than 4 volunteers due to presence of bears and wildlife in the area.*

Approximate Schedule:
· 11:00 am – Meet at Parking Lot hike up to the location (*arrive
15 mins early to find parking/sign in)
· 11:20 am – Tools, Safety, and Invasive Plant Information
· 11:30 am – Pulling Invasive Plants
· 12:30 am – Water/Snack Break
· 12:50 am – Pulling Invasive Plants
· 1:30 pm – Clean up and Hike back
· 2:00 am – Head back to Quarry Road parking lot

What to bring:
· Water
· Snacks
· Sturdy shoes to work in such as hiking shoes (ankle support recommended)
· Clothing you do not mind getting dirty
· Long pants and sleeves, there might be thorns
· Dress for the weather so bring rain gear or sunscreen and a hat

Optional:
· Binoculars and small camera for views and wildlife
· Favorite gardening gloves and clippers
· Bear Spray

What we supply:
· Gloves and Tools (sanitized between uses, no sharing)

Email [masked] with any questions or for more event details!

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EcoBlitz - Campbell Valley Tree Planting

Needs a location

Help enhance the biodiversity of Campbell Valley Regional Park by planting cedar, spruce, and Douglas fir trees. We'll be reclaiming a hay field and returning it back into a forest ecosystem.

It's a perfect activity for young families and large groups as the trees are small and easy to plant. Come join in the fun!

Metro Vancouver will provide work gloves and shovels. Make to sure bring water and snacks, and pack out any garbage. The event will run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Sturdy footwear is required. Please do not to attend the work party if you’re not feeling well.

Parking will be along the sides of 4th Avenue. Please be careful disembarking from vehicles.

Girl Guide leaders, please RVSP Roy directly with your group numbers.

Invasive Plant Removal (Scotch Broom)

Needs a location

Event Details:

The event starts at the Quarry road parking (https://goo.gl/maps/hikoP9onin9rFWiJ8). at 11am on Saturday October 22nd 2022. Please be there 5 - 10 minutes early to sign in. Note that the invasive scotch broom to be removed is located off trail and sturdy shoes are required for the short hike in. This event is 16+.

The event will not go forward with fewer than 4 volunteers due to presence of bears and wildlife in the area.*

Approximate Schedule:
· 11:00 am – Meet at Quarry Road and hike up to the location (*arrive
15 mins early to find parking/sign in)
· 11:20 am – Tools, Safety, and Invasive Plant Information
· 11:30 am – Pulling Invasive Plants
· 12:30 am – Water/Snack Break
· 12:50 am – Pulling Invasive Plants
· 1:30 pm – Clean up and Hike back
· 2:00 am – Head back to Quarry Road parking lot

What to bring:
· Water
· Snacks
· Sturdy shoes to work in such as hiking shoes (ankle support recommended)
· Clothing you do not mind getting dirty
· Long pants and sleeves, there might be thorns
· Dress for the weather so bring rain gear or sunscreen and a hat

Optional:
· Binoculars and small camera for views and wildlife
· Favorite gardening gloves and clippers
· Bear Spray

What we supply:
· Gloves and Tools (sanitized between uses, no sharing)

Email [masked] with any questions or for more event details!

Past events (701)

Weedbusters - Ramsay Creek Planting

Needs a location

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