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July 9 @ 1:30 pm 3:00 pm PDT

Location: Prospect Point
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Spread the word – invasive plants are here and we can help keep them at bay!  Did you know that many introduced plants out-compete native species and threaten biodiversity? Join SPES educator Anna Bondartchouk at Prospect Point to learn how to identify invasive ivy, Himalayan blackberry, and other plants we’ll see at this time of year! Find out answers to questions like “What exactly is an invasive species?” and “Why are they harmful to Stanley Park?” Through games, exploring, and pulling out ivy, we’ll soon be experts on these introduced invaders! Ages 7 to 12. 


Accessibility note: This program requires moving at a moderate pace with moderate inclines on some uneven surfaces such as gravel, pavement, and grass lawn), for up to 1.5 hours. If you have any questions about accessibility, please email Anna at publiced@stanleyparkecology.ca 

This program will meet at Prospect Point (beside Prospect Point Grill and the Public Washrooms, 810 Prospect Point Trail) and proceed to Avison Trail. Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a health check.  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 


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. 

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