A pilot program to enhance and restore green spaces in the City of Vancouver
Naturespaces brings the community together to help restore and enhance select sites within the Vancouver parks system with a focus on preserving and expanding native habitat. Naturespaces volunteers participate in in impactful, satisfying and fun hands-on activities that support the natural environment including:
- Identifying and inventorying native and invasive plants
- Pruning native plants and trees
- Amending soils with compost and mulch
- Removing invasive English ivy and other unwanted plants
- Planting or rehoming new native and beneficial plants
- Creating habitat features for pollinators
Naturespaces offers educational nature walks and workshops on topics like Pacific Northwest plants, animals and geology, and northwest gardening and habitat design. Community members who are familiar with Vancouver’s natural history and understand the Naturespaces objectives are invited to join the Stewardship Training program, to expand and enhance the city’s green spaces for improved pollinator and wildlife conservation, expanded urban forest tree canopy cover, and clean air and water.
Visit the Volunteer Calendar for information about upcoming events.
Naturespaces events primarily take place at three Vancouver park sites:
Subscribe to the Naturespaces newsletter for updates on the program, information about upcoming events and fun natural history facts.