19 April 2012

Earth Day celebrations in Vancouver parks

From the Vancouver Park Board website:

Apr 18, 2012 (No. 15) - Celebrate Earth Day festivities in various Vancouver parks starting this weekend.
Everett Crowley Park
Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vancouver’s longest running Earth Day celebration takes place at Everett Crowley Park. Hosted by the Everett Crowley Park Committee, the day includes the planting of 1,000 native trees and shrubs supplied by the Park Board, educational games and kids’ activities. Visit earthdayvancouver.org for details.
Stanley Park
Earth Day Ivy Busters: Community Invasive Species Management in Stanley Park
Sunday, April 22, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Stanley Park’s natural habitats are being overtaken by alien invasive plants. Join Stanley Park Ecology Society for an enjoyable and empowering afternoon of careful conservation weeding efforts.
To RSVP and for info on where to meet and what to bring, contact Greg: stewardship@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-718-6547
Earth Day Nature, Nurture and Renewal: Forest Fundamentals in Stanley Park
Sunday, April 22, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Join Stanley Park Ecology Society’s nature educator on an easy walk to explore the importance of forests to wildlife and people, their structure and function, how they change over time, and how to recognize some of their most important and endearing inhabitants.
Fees apply: Adults $10, seniors and children $5. To pre-register, contact Krystal: programs@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-718-6522
Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon
Weekends, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoors, along the shore trail of Lost Lagoon by the confluence of Chilco and Alberni Streets, engage in nature displays and stories by Stanley Park Ecology Society educators. Enjoy the complimentary spotting scope to watch for eagles hunting gulls, or the return of swallows to the lagoon’s nest boxes. Free. For more information visit: stanleyparkecology.ca/education/nature-house/
Hastings Park
Saturday, April 28, 6:00 am
“Dawn Chorus” Walk for Earth Week, with naturalist Al Grass. Meet at the north-east corner of the Sanctuary for a walk that will last about two hours, rain or shine! More information at hastingspark.ca
Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. More than six million Canadians join one billion people in over 170 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues.
Earth Day began in 1970 as an environmental awareness event and now provides an important catalyst for change for the many environmental challenges found locally, nationally and globally. Visit www.earthday.ca for more information.
Participants are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit and leave cars at home.
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Media enquiries: Daria Wojnarski, Communications Coordinator, (t) 604-257-8440 or (c) 604-561-6925
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation maintains over 220 parks and 40 major facilities throughout the City of Vancouver. The Park Board's mission is to provide, preserve and advocate for parks and recreation to benefit all people, communities and the environment.

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