• EcoBlitz: Grouse Mountain Regional Park - Planting Event

    Grouse Grind Trail

    A recent forest health assessment for Grouse Mountain Regional Park found that lower elevation forests which regenerated after earlier logging, are not as healthy as they should be. These stands of second growth trees generally have low structural diversity and low levels of biodiversity which results from few canopy gaps and little light reaching the forest floor. Last year three small patches of trees were modified to create canopy gaps to allow more light to reach the forest floor. Join us in planting native understory shrubs that will increase biodiversity by providing essential breeding sites, travel corridors, food sources and cover for the wildlife in Grouse Mountain Regional Park. This will be a physically demanding work out as we will have to carry the plants 10 minutes up the BCMC before planting. Due to COVID-19, the group size is limited and unfortunately, drinks and refreshments can not be provided. Please bring your own refreshments and dress for the weather. Hand sanitzer, clean tools, and clean gloves are provided.

  • EcoBlitz: Native Vegetation Planting at Derby Reach - 300 Plants!

    Derby Reach Regional Park

    On October 23rd and 24th we're planting 300 plants at Derby Reach Regional Park! The native vegetation planting will increase biodiversity in the park, enhance connectivity with a wildlife corridor, and provide vital habitat for wildlife in the park. You must register to attend this planting event by emailing our DRBIPA Coordinator, Roxci Bevis, at [masked]. (outreach[at]drbipa.org). This event is open to the first 10 people who register for each day. Let us know which day you would like to attend. Our meetup location will be provided after registration. Friday, October 23rd ~ 10am-12pm Saturday, October 24th ~ 10am-12pm Volunteers will be helping to plant the new vegetation and also doing some mulching that we can use to insulate the plants over winter. Please be prepared for the weather, this event is on rain or shine. Please bring your own water and snacks. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy closed-toe boots. We will be practicing physical distancing measures and following all provincial pandemic response protocols for outdoor events. Please bring your own reusable mask with you if you prefer to wear a mask. We will have sanitizer available. All tools and equipment will be provided. Each Volunteer will be assigned tools for the day that will be sanitized before and after use. You are welcome to bring your own set of work gloves with you if you have some. Please email Roxci at [masked] with any questions or to register for this event. Thanks for signing up and getting involved!

  • EcoBlitz: Native Vegetation Planting at Derby Reach - 300 Plants!

    Derby Reach Regional Park

    On October 23rd and 24th we're planting 300 plants at Derby Reach Regional Park! The native vegetation planting will increase biodiversity in the park, enhance connectivity with a wildlife corridor, and provide vital habitat for wildlife in the park. You must register to attend this planting event by emailing our DRBIPA Coordinator, Roxci Bevis, at [masked]. This event is open to the first 10 people who register for each day. Let us know which day you would like to attend. Our meetup location will be provided after registration. Friday, October 23rd ~ 10am-12pm Saturday, October 24th ~ 10am-12pm Volunteers will be helping to plant the new vegetation and also doing some mulching that we can use to insulate the plants over winter. Please be prepared for the weather, this event is on rain or shine. Please bring your own water and snacks. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy closed-toe boots. We will be practicing physical distancing measures and following all provincial pandemic response protocols for outdoor events. Please bring your own reusable mask with you if you prefer to wear a mask. We will have sanitizer available. All tools and equipment will be provided. Each Volunteer will be assigned tools for the day that will be sanitized before and after use. You are welcome to bring your own set of work gloves with you if you have some. Please email Roxci at [masked] with any questions or to register for this event. Thanks for signing up and getting involved!

  • PSPS EcoTeam - Red-legged frog habitat restoration - Invasive Pull

    Hello to All our volunteers! Last week we moved into our newest project site. We cleared a huge area in the forest of blackberry and holly, and we've been going in t pull out the roots, making sure all that vegetation stays away. We're going back to the same site this weekend to keep up that effort. This is going to be one of our planting sites in November, so we have to give our native vegetation the best chance we can of surviving until they become established. Come ready to pull prickly invasive vegetation, like blackberry and english holly. They have a habit of clinging unto your clothes, which can make the whole experience a bit painful if you don't have thick clothes! Bring your energy, and your rough field-wear! IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION Before you RSVP, please take the time to look at our COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rKDFIya8F7JfpWchtWcJa6jYTrj8AcdV?usp=sharing ***********RSVP IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE EVENT*********** ***********If you cannot come, please change your RSVP to allow other volunteers to join************ ***********Things have changed, and we are capping our events to a maximum of 10 people*********** ***********Bring your own water***********