Tree Well Maintenance at Bear Creek Park
The Field Team helps maintain and enhance the tree wells of Surrey's shade trees. A tree well is the area around the tree's trunk where we add bark mulch. This buffer helps prevent damage to the tree's trunk from mowers. The Field Team works to keep this area free of grass and weeds and adds bark mulch when needed.
SNAP x SHaRP at Hyland Creek Park
SNAP and the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) worked on a collaborative project at Hyland Creek Park to enhance the urban forest and wetland habitat by removing invasive species like Himalayan blackberry. Working together helped the youth achieve their common goal of enhancing the Surrey parks' ecosystems. At the end of the week, Mayor Doug McCallum and Councillors came out to visit the youth in action.
In July, teams from SNAP and the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) removed invasive plants at Hyland Creek Park to prepare the site for restoration planting. This weekend, the teams returned to the park to plant native trees and shrubs.
Planting at Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest
The Field Team worked with the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society to enhance a restoration planting site and plant 100 native trees and shrubs.
Planting at Elgin Heritage Park
The Field Team worked with volunteers from the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists and City of Surrey staff to plant 524 native trees and shrubs. We’d like to thank WRSN for donating the plants, funding for which was made possible by the generous bequest of Jack McRae.
Beaver Habitat Maintenance at Green Timbers Urban Forest
Surrey's community co-exists with the beavers at Green Timbers Urban Forest. The Field Team helps to maintain the balance between the beavers' habitat, conservation, and public use of the park.