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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).

Upcoming work parties are currently scheduled for the following dates:

  • Sunday October 20

Work parties are from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and we meet at the wooden bridge over the pond.

Come dressed for the elements and know you’re likely to get dirty!  We’ll provide tools, cinnamon buns and a sense of purpose – we hope to see you there!

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION OPPORTUNITY 

JSG would like to bring your attention to this valuable opportunity to learn more about the benefits and challenges of ecological restoration:

Ecological Restoration in Vancouver – 
Saturdays, Sept. 21 to Oct. 26, 2019, 10 AM to 12 noon

What role can citizens take in caring for public lands? In this 6 week program, we’ll tour 4 local sites where citizen groups are restoring habitats for birds, fish, and other animals. The outdoor sessions will include a tour of the site and an opportunity for hands-on work. The hands-on work is optional; however, efforts will be made to have tasks available for all fitness levels.

In the two indoor sessions at Mt. Pleasant Community Centre, we’ll learn about the City of Vancouver’s “Greenest City Action Plan,” the Vancouver Park Board’s “Biodiversity Plan,” and “The Wisdom of Plants and Indigenous Stewardship” with educator and herbalist Lori Snyder.

Schedule:

Register online at Vancouver Recreation, by phone at 604-257-3080 or in person at 1 Kingsway. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 16+. $50.00.