EcoTEAM is perfect for volunteers who want to have a flexible schedule. There is no minimum commitment, so it is perfect for those who want to come out and try a new experience in Pacific Spirit Regional Park or buildup volunteer hours over the year. Volunteers under 13 year must be accompanied by an adult.
What: The focus of the EcoTEAM is ecological restoration. This means that we work in areas of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park that have been impacted by the spread of invasive plants to restore the ecological function and wildlife habitat in the site. While we cannot return the forest to what it looked like before logging and urbanization, we use reference ecosystems in the park to help us support natural succession.
- January to September – Remove invasive plants from impacted sites; and potentially stake native plants between February and April
- October to December – Plant native trees, shrubs and understory in a restoration project site
When: Most Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 (except long weekends)
Where: We work at different locations throughout the park. For updated information, check out the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/Regional-Parks-Connect-Metro-Vancouver/, sign up for our weekly newsletter, or email email@example.com.
What: The EcoTEAM depends on a team of knowledgable skilled-volunteer leaders to teach newer volunteers about ecological restoration and safety during events. If you have experience in restoration work and have good leadership skills, then this would be a perfect position for you. Training takes place during Spring & Fall.
How: Please fill out the Skilled-Volunteer Application Form, submit it to Hans Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org and attend one of the training events.