Stanley Park Ecology Society is seeking an experienced volunteer gardener keen to learn about native plants to help us maintain the native plant wall garden on the south east shore of Lost Lagoon, beyond the Nature House. We are looking for one or two volunteers who will be responsible for maintaining the garden on a long-term basis, with little supervision after the initial training period. Tools and materials will be provided. You are welcome to apply with a friend and share the work. This is an ideal opportunity for a retired person or couple living close to Lost Lagoon who miss getting their hands dirty and digging in their own garden.
Bird counts are undertaken by SPES staff and volunteers on Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake each month. A great volunteer position for all skill levels of birders. More experienced volunteers help beginners in a welcoming, team-training environment. Other bird monitoring programs, such as beached bird monitoring and point count surveys, become available seasonally and as positions open up.
The Stanley Park Eco-Stewards Program (previously called Ivy Busters) works hard to restore degraded habitats by removing invasive species, planting native species, decommissioning unsanctioned trails, and adding course woody debris and other enhancements in Stanley Park.
Enthusiastic volunteers gather for a fun-filled morning or afternoon to take part in various restoration projects in the Park where it is most needed. Together volunteers will work towards conserving biodiversity and restoring important habitat in Stanley Park. Stanley Park Eco-Stewards events are open to the public and are held twice per month on Saturday or Sunday. Please check our events calendar for upcoming dates.
The Stanley Park Nature House is Vancouver's only ecology centre. Visitors come in to explore our displays and chat with our knowledgeable staff and hosts about Stanley Park. Nature House hosts are there to welcome visitors to the Nature House and provide information about Stanley Park in an informative and engaging way.