Giving Tuesday: Support Your Park!November 23rd, 2016
Help us preserve a green legacy for Vancouver.
On December 15, 2006, 120 km/h winds pummeled Stanley Park. In the aftermath, 10,000 trees – some more than 500 years old – littered the forest floor. Ten years later, many of the 16,000 saplings planted are thriving in the blowdown sites, bird diversity has increased in the fresh shrubbery, and volunteers are aggressively attacking invasive plants. With the dedication of community volunteers, ecologists and government, Stanley Park is a decade strong in its renewal. But the work continues…and we need your help.
10% of Stanley Park’s 1000 acres were severely damaged by the 2006 windstorm. But all of its forests, beaches and delicate wetlands are impacted by 9 million visitors annually.
On Giving Tuesday, November 29, SPES invites you to join us in supporting Vancouver’s most beloved Park.
Your year end, tax deductible donation will help us ensure the restoration of Stanley Park’s ecological health and inspire children with expert environmental education programs.
In a decade since the storm, donations and grants to SPES have helped us support Stanley Park through:
5000 m3 of invasive plant biomass removed (equivalent to 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools)
98,692 volunteer hours dedicated to restoring habitat and monitoring wildlife
30,357 school children engaged with outdoor environmental education programs
Imagine what we can do in the next 10 years!
Donate on Giving Tuesday for a healthy Stanley Park…
$30 ……supports SPES’ wildlife monitoring programs that engage citizen scientists in collecting baseline data to track the impacts of habitat restoration efforts in Stanley Park.
$75 ……subsidizes an elementary school class of 25 inner-city children to learn about the stewardship of nature in nature in Stanley Park.
$160 ……supports the removal and management of invasive plants in blowdown areas and strategic sites throughout Stanley Park.
$500… subsidizes the school program fee for one inner city class to participate in Nature Ninjas, an empowering, unforgettable overnight camping fieldtrip in Stanley Park
Even small gifts can make a BIG difference. Thank you!