Invasive Species Mapping in Pacific Spirit

Metro Vancouver has been mapping invasive species in Pacific Spirit Park. Mapping is used to understand the extent of the  invasive species problem, so that we can best use the resources we have to manage them. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of invasives that have moved into the park and English holly is the most abundant species. One local resident explained the source as “people dumping [yard waste] here for at least 30 years”. During about 100 hours of field work, an area of 45ha was mapped and a total about 17% (7.76ha) of the forest area surveyed was covered in invasive species. The figure (attached) shows the proportion of each species found in this area.


Nature Walk Saturday January 16th

Hello environmental enthusiasts,

Trail Troupers will be holding its next nature walk on Saturday Jan. 16th at 10am. We will meet at the Old Park Centre (16th Avenue, 400m West of Blanca Street) at this time to lead a one-hour walk on the topic of “Winter in the Park”. Please dress warm for the weather and bring your enthusiasm!

Warm Regards,

Sheida Naderi-Azad

Director, Trail Troupers Program

Night Quest: Saturday, March 28th, 7PM – 10PM

Come join us at our annual fun, free, popular family event on Saturday, March 28 at 7pm to 10pm. Please bring a flashlight or lantern and wear weather appropriate clothing. Wander along 2km of lantern-lit trails where you will encounter many educational delights.


Night Quest 2015 Poster
Night Quest 2015 Poster

Start from the parking lot off of the north side of 16th avenue and check out the displays and activities.  Don’t forge the live owls in the Upper parking lot.

Parking Lot Atttactions
Parking Lot Atttactions

Follow the lantern lit trail to the north for further adventures.

Trail Map
Trail Map