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June 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
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Our 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!
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.
Masks are optional for this outdoor program.
Accessibility note: There is a small set of stairs commonly used to access our meeting spot, but 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 email@example.com.
***This program is weather dependent. Please check your email 12 hours before the program date/time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain or extreme heat. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
*By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to complete the following health check at the start of your program.
**All participants must pre-register for this program – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay!
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*****Cancellation policy – We are accommodating refunds for 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 (we will continue to seek ways of subsidizing programs in this changing economic climate as well!)
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.