Stanley Park’s Earth Day Celebration

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This post has been contributed by Alyx Coulter, SPES Outreach Coordinator with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”).

Stanley Park’s Earth Day Celebration

Stanley Park Ecology Society
Weavers create baskets from
invasive ivy in Stanley Park.
Photo: Kari Pocock/SPES

Join Stanley Park Ecology Society as we celebrate the Earth and 30 years of ecology work in the Park! On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm we’ll be hosting an afternoon of appreciation for our treasured park at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon.

The afternoon will start with free cake (it is our 30th birthday after all), coffee, and an address from some of our local environmental leaders.

Explore the booths of Patagonia, Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver, and Stanley Park Brewing while learning about local ecology and enjoying some Earth-themed activities. Guests will have the opportunity to learn to weave with fiber artists as they demonstrate how to craft baskets from invasive species pulled from the park!

Stanley Park Ecology Society
SPES staff and volunteers plant native
Oregon grape in Stanley Park, Earth Day 2017
Photo: Michael Schmidt

From there, help with an invasive species plant pull, get down in the dirt as we plant native plants, or join us on a free nature walk to learn more about the nature right in our backyard.

One walk will take guests on a tour of the heron colony to get the best views and insights on the work of conserving this special great blue heron population. Follow the other walk and look at the various pressures that keep our conservation team working hard—from invasive plants and polluted road runoff to rapidly shrinking lakes.

Register here to keep up to date on the details!

2014-04-18 Vancouver Stanley Park Heron-3

About SPES Saturday

SPESLogoFourLineAs a member of the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”), I wanted to offer the organization an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so I created the “SPES Series” years ago. This is where SPES can contribute and share stories with my audience once a month. Follow SPES on Facebook for more information.

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