25 August 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
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The local coastal rainforest is made up of three key tree species – Coastal Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, and Western Red Cedar. Together, and along with a huge diversity of shrubs and herbs, they create a complex understory, midstory and canopy that support incredible wildlife. Have you had the chance to meet and really get to know these iconic species? To touch them, smell them, identify them, and to know the species they support (including us humans)? Did you know that Western Hemlock needles are great sources of vitamin C? Or that bats roost in the Douglas Fir’s furrowed bark? Come for a relaxed walk with SPES Educator Anna Bondartchouk to get to know the trees that we love and value!
Accessibility note: There is a small set of stairs commonly used to access our meeting spot, but there are alternative ways to get there. We will be moving on uneven surfaces (pavement, gravel, soil and roots slightly off trail) and moderate inclines, for up to 1.5 hours. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program will meet at the Stanley Park Rose Garden, under the white arches (located on the west side of Pipeline Road, close to the Stanley Park Pavilion). Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete a health check.
Terms and conditions
(1) COVID-19 protocols – By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming you agree to filling out this health check on the day of your program.
(2) Registration required – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!
(3) Weather dependent – Please check your email 12 hours before the program date and time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat.
(4) Program Availability – Program full or you cannot attend this day or time? Sign up here to be notified when the program runs in the future.
(5) Cancellation policy – We refund cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public by donating your registration fee. (This is one way we can all subsidize programs in this changing economic climate and ensure these programs are available on a sliding scale.)
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.