Invasive Plant Mapping
In 2015, the Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS) launched their first citizen science data collection project in partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (MVRP). Volunteers use GPS units to map the spread of invasive plants along the park trail. This data is used to prioritize sites for stewardship projects and invasive plant management. The Invasive Plant Mapping Team meets on Saturdays from 10:00-1:00 from September to April. Volunteers usually participate at least once a month. Training and materials are provided. Feel free to preview the Mapping Training Manual for more information.
Water Quality Monitoring
The Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS) is dedicated to monitoring and protecting the unique and valuable streams and wetlands in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Each month PSPS partners with organizations, such as the South Vancouver Settlement Agency, to analyze water quality samples.
Restoration Site Monitoring
The Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS) is currently developing a new monitoring program in order to evaluate the effectiveness of our restoration approach. The team will track changes to native plant health and invasive plant spread annually. The program is set to be launched in May, 2018.
If you are interested in joining the EcoWATCH team, please email Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org.