Weaving our way towards conservation

Ivy Project April 09 002 (4)

Join SPES and local artists on top of the Nature House as we weave our way towards conservation!

As a part of SPES’ forest defragmentation goals, we are collaborating with environmental artist Sharon Kallis on putting into practice the research from the 2009 Ivy Project bio-netting case study. Research has shown that English ivy, one of the top invasive species in Stanley Park, can actually be repurposed and turned into bio-netting for erosion control!

Join us on top of the Nature House in Stanley Park as we crochet English ivy that has been removed from the Park to create useful bio-netting to be used in future restoration projects in the Park. Installation will occur later in the fall. Don’t know how to crochet? No problem, there will be experienced weavers on hand to teach you the necessary skills. Come learn about the impacts of invasive plant species in the Park and find out how invasive plant materials can be repurposed to help restore degraded habitats in Stanley Park.

Everyone is welcome to meet us on top of the Nature House in Stanley Park. Weaving will take place on the following dates and times:

Friday, May 31: 3-7 pm

Saturday, June 1: 11 am-1 pm and 1:30-3 pm

Sunday, June 2 : 11 am-1 pm and 1:30-3 pm