• Water Chemistry Monitoring - Stream

    Needs a location

    Join us to help learn more about how you can monitor and care for water quality in the aquatic ecosystems of our park. Pacific Spirit Regional Park has several salmon-bearing streams, which require specific water chemistry and quality to support their flora and fauna. The Stream session will be from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Spanish Banks. *For the Stream session, please meet at base of Spanish Banks creek at NW Marine Drive (https://goo.gl/maps/6VGpLkktK932). We will be monitoring water quality and chemistry in both Salish and Spanish Banks Creek. Please bring field-appropriate clothing (long pants, closed-toe shoes, rain gear) and a water bottle. Snacks, hot beverages, instruction, and tools will all be provided.

  • Experimental Hardhack Staking Research Project

    Centennial Beach Boundary Bay Regional Park

    Join the Boundary Bay Park Association and students researchers from BCIT on an experimental hardhack staking project within the Dr. Brink Wildlife Reserve in Boundary Bay Regional Park! Come explore this "closed" area and learn about new management techniques to combat invasive plants! In an effort to enhance wildlife habitat within the park, students are experimenting on how to use native plants to control reed canary grass and create more species diversity. Learn how to successfully take and transplant live cuttings, and help collect hardhack whips and transplant them into the project sites. Future volunteer monitoring of the site will take place to evaluate success by the Boundary Bay Park Association this summer. No experience is required and all supplies (gloves, pruners, and refreshments) will be provided. Please dress for the weather and wear GUM BOOTS as the site is very wet! We will meet at the Centennial Beach Parking Lot and carpool to the site. Once you had signed up for the event please contact the Central Area Stewardship Technician for more information on site access (i.e.: carepooling) at [masked]

  • Native Vegetation Planting and Invasive Removal - Pacific Spirit Regional Park

    Come join us for to help finish off this year's restoration site. We will be removing invasive species such as holly and laurel as well planting a suite of native vegetation in their stead. Come join us if you'd like to learn more about the restoration going on in your community and participate in the in the stewardship of our lovely Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Everyone welcome! (children under 13 require supervision) Bring: -Field- and weather-appropriate clothes (long pants, closed-toe shoes, rain gear etc.) -Waterbottle (refills will be provided on site) *Snacks, tools, and guidance will be provided*

  • Willow Whip Harvesting at Aldergrove Regional Park

    Aldergrove Regional Park

    Help us harvest willow whips at Aldergrove Regional Park. The harvested whips will be used as part of a bio-engineering project to shore up the banks at Bedford Channel at Brae Island Regional Park. Once established, the planted willow will help stabilize the river bank against erosion and provide valuable wildlife habitat. In addition to MVERT volunteers, we'll also be joined by the wonderful folks from Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). It'll be lots of fun! We'll be working in a wetland, so bring your rubber boots (or water-proof hikers), and come dressed for the weather and activity. Metro Vancouver will provide gloves, equipment and refreshments. We'll be meeting at Pepindale Nursery. Please park your vehicle on the north side of the (white) barn when you arrive.

  • Scotch Broom Removal

    Minnekhada Regional Park

    Schedule: 11:00am - Meet at Quarry Road and hike up to the Minnekhada Lodge 11:20am - Tools, Safety and Invasive Plant Information 11:30am - Pulling Invasive Plants 12:30pm - Lunch Break 12:50pm - Pulling Invasive Plants 1:30pm - Clean up and Hike back 2:00pm - to Quarry Road parking lot What to bring - Water bottle - Sturdy shoes to work in such as hiking shoes - Clothing you do not mind getting dirt on The event starts at the Quarry Road parking lot. From there we will hike up to the lodge together while the group learns about the plants and wildlife. Once we get to the Minnekhada Lodge, Natasha will hand out tools and explain how to safely use them. The Scotch broom is near the lodge, it is off trail and over the rocky knolls directly west of the lodge. The terrain is tricky in places (steep, rocky, thick understory) and the work is not typical to what was done at the lodge last year. Hiking shoes are highly recommended for your safety. The group will pull out the invasive plants until 12:30pm and then have a 20 minute lunch break. There will be a Clif bar supplied and some juice to drink. If you want more food, I recommend packing it. After lunch everyone will go back to pulling the invasive plants until 1:30pm. The tools will be cleaned up, and the group will hike back to the Quarry Road parking lot. Email [masked] if you have any questions

  • Native Vegetation Planting and Invasive Removal - Pacific Spirit Regional Park

    Come join us for to help finish off this year's restoration site. We will be removing invasive species such as holly and laurel as well planting a suite of native vegetation in their stead. Come join us if you'd like to learn more about the restoration going on in your community and participate in the in the stewardship of our lovely Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Everyone welcome! (children under 13 require supervision) Bring: -Field- and weather-appropriate clothes (long pants, closed-toe shoes, rain gear etc.) -Waterbottle (refills will be provided on site) *Snacks, tools, and guidance will be provided*

  • Native Vegetation Planting and Invasive Removal - Pacific Spirit Regional Park

    Come join us for to help finish off this year's restoration site. We will be removing invasive species such as holly and laurel as well planting a suite of native vegetation in their stead. Come join us if you'd like to learn more about the restoration going on in your community and participate in the in the stewardship of our lovely Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Everyone welcome! (children under 13 require supervision) Bring: -Field- and weather-appropriate clothes (long pants, closed-toe shoes, rain gear etc.) -Waterbottle (refills will be provided on site) *Snacks, tools, and guidance will be provided*

  • Scotch Broom Removal

    Minnekhada Regional Park

    Schedule: 11:00am - Meet at Quarry Road and hike up to the Minnekhada Lodge 11:20am - Tools, Safety and Invasive Plant Information 11:30am - Pulling Invasive Plants 12:30pm - Lunch Break 12:50pm - Pulling Invasive Plants 1:30pm - Clean up and Hike back 2:00pm - to Quarry Road parking lot What to bring - Water bottle - Sturdy shoes to work in such as hiking shoes - Clothing you do not mind getting dirt on The event starts at the Quarry Road parking lot. From there we will hike up to the lodge together while the group learns about the plants and wildlife. Once we get to the Minnekhada Lodge, Natasha will hand out tools and explain how to safely use them. The Scotch broom is near the lodge, it is off trail and over the rocky knolls directly west of the lodge. The terrain is tricky in places (steep, rocky, thick understory) and the work is not typical to what was done at the lodge last year. Hiking shoes are highly recommended for your safety. The group will pull out the invasive plants until 12:30pm and then have a 20 minute lunch break. There will be a Clif bar supplied and some juice to drink. If you want more food, I recommend packing it. After lunch everyone will go back to pulling the invasive plants until 1:30pm. The tools will be cleaned up, and the group will hike back to the Quarry Road parking lot. Email [masked] if you have any questions

  • Water Chemistry Monitoring - Bog

    Needs a location

    Join us to help learn more about how you can monitor and care for water quality in the aquatic ecosystems of our park. Pacific Spirit Regional Park has a rare bog ecosystem, which requires specific water chemistry and quality to support their flora and fauna. The Bog session will be from 9:30am - 12:30pm at Camosun Bog. *For the Bog session, please at Camousun Bog Loop Trail (near the bog formation signage) We will be monitoring water quality and chemistry in both ecosystems. Please bring field-appropriate clothing (long pants, closed-toe shoes, rain gear) and a water bottle. Snacks, hot beverages, instruction, and tools will all be provided.

  • Native Vegetation Planting and Invasive Removal - Pacific Spirit Regional Park

    Come join us for to help finish off this year's restoration site. We will be removing invasive species such as holly and laurel as well planting a suite of native vegetation in their stead. Come join us if you'd like to learn more about the restoration going on in your community and participate in the in the stewardship of our lovely Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Everyone welcome! (children under 13 require supervision) Bring: -Field- and weather-appropriate clothes (long pants, closed-toe shoes, rain gear etc.) -Waterbottle (refills will be provided on site) *Snacks, tools, and guidance will be provided*