The Jericho Stewardship Group is a registered non-profit organization comprising residents, students, naturalists and other non-profit groups, that works with the Vancouver Park Board to restore and encourage the natural habitat of Jericho Beach Park.
Our main activities include:
- removal of existing non-native shrub and tree species
- planting of new native trees and shrubs
- maintenance of newly planted areas
We also give walks and talks in the park, do an annual release of mason bees in the spring and monitor and record some of the plant and animal species.
Monthly Stewardship Events
If you would like to get involved, then join us on the second Sunday of every month (weather and holidays permitting).
The Vancouver Parks Board has approved outdoor stewardship activities with Covid-19 safety measures in place. Hence, we will be returning to our monthly work parties.
Our next work party will be:
We meet at 9:30 a.m. at the wooden bridge over the pond at Jericho Beach Park and will move out from there to work throughout the park. Dress for the elements and working conditions – you’ll probably get dirty and have fun doing so. We’ll provide tools and a sense of purpose.
**Due to COVID-19 we will observe changes to our regular work party setup to ensure the safety of our volunteers:
- We will assign sections of the work area to individuals in order to promote 2m distancing throughout.
- We will have a container for “clean” tools and a second container for “used” tools which will be sanitized after the event.
- Tarps will be assigned to 1-2 volunteers in order to reduce contact.
- Volunteers who own gardening gloves, please bring your own. We will have a bag of clean gloves available as well – volunteers will be asked to keep these gloves at the end of the work party.
- We ask that volunteers please bring their own snack and beverages.