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SPES’s Statement of Reconciliation – Our Commitment.

We, at the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES), gratefully acknowledge that the land and waters on which we gather and help steward are the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize that Indigenous peoples, including the Coast Salish peoples, have suffered under colonial and postcolonial activities….

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Spring Aquatic Invertebrate Surveys

Last month SPES completed spring aquatic invertebrate surveys, gathering data to understand what is living in Stanley Park’s creeks. Led by SPES Conservation Technician Marisa Bischoff and a team of volunteers, the survey assessed three different creeks in the park over three weeks in April and May.  The purpose is to identify what kind of…

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Celebrate Earth Day in Stanley Park!

Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for a day of earth-friendly action and awareness. WHERE: Beside the Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub in Stanley Park. WHEN: Drop by any time between 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHAT: We invite you to come spend an Earth Day afternoon with Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES)! Drop…

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Tackling water quality at Lost Lagoon with artificial islands

(Photo of a heron at Lost Lagoon by Rees Tucker) SPES has an exciting and ambitious project to begin revitalizing Lost Lagoon and improve water quality and habitat through the installation of floating islands and logs for wildlife. SPES has been busy with volunteers at work removing invasive flora around Lost Lagoon and Ceperley Meadow…

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Nominations now closed – Alan Duncan Bird Conservation Award

The Stanley Park Ecology Society and the Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee are pleased to offer the Alan Duncan Bird Conservation Award. The award was established to help encourage local bird conservation initiatives through the arts and sciences including critical research on resident, migratory and over-wintering bird species. Presented annually, the award celebrates individuals, groups or organizations that…

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Support invasive species management and the stewardship of Stanley Park alongside a group of enthusiastic volunteers.

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A beautiful red cedar in Stanley Park

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.

Photo: A red cedar in Spapayeq/Stanley Park (Don Enright)

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