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Now Hiring! Urban Wildlife Program Coordinator

Reporting to the Conservation Projects Manager, the Urban Wildlife Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of Co-existing with Coyotes, Pacific Blue Heron colony programs and all other urban wildlife programming. Full time: 37.5 hours/week Estimated Start Date: ASAP Starting wage: $22.80-$23.82/hour Benefits: Extended benefits, RRSP, health and vacation leave, hybrid work, free…

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SPES turns 36 today!

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) has been a registered charity since 1988 and first incorporated as the Stanley Park Zoological Society. Following the closure of the Park’s zoo in 1995, the society revised its name but continued with its aims of education, conservation, and outreach programs. In June 1997, SPES and the Vancouver Park Board…

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SPES’s 2023 Heron Report is now available

Another Stanley Park heron breeding season has come to an end. SPES staff successfully monitored the Pacific Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias fannini) colony located at the Vancouver Park Board office along Beach Avenue, adjacent to Stanley Park. SPES personnel noted another year of the herons returning to this colony, with sightings and behaviour consistent…

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Win Exciting Prizes while Supporting Stanley Park

Support Stanley Park Education, Conservation, and Research by bidding on an Item in SPES’s Virtual Auction December 5-15, 2023 10 Days Only! Auction opens December 5, 9AM – closes December 15 9 PM Items include: Helijet Flight for Two  ●  Art by Susan Point  ●  Hotel Stays at Times Square Suites and Westin Bayshore  ● Vancouver Canucks…

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SPES awarded $25,000 TD Green Space Grant for Innovative Urban Greening Initiatives

SPES has received $25,000 from TD Green Space for innovative urban greening with planting projects in pursuit of environmental equity. Up to 1,700 native species will be planted in and around Beaver Lake, Lost Lagoon, and Ceperley Meadow to jumpstart understory recovery in areas severely damaged by humans. With more frequent heat waves, vulnerable populations…

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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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