Love West Van

Join us in helping to keep West Vancouver’s natural environment beautiful. Whether you want to clean up your neighbourhood, the beach or a park, our community benefits when we all work together.

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Learn about the ways to get involved below.

Love West Van Parks

Make a difference for our environment by caring for, enhancing and protecting green spaces. With more than 140 parks and natural areas in West Vancouver, there are many environmental initiatives for you to support and get involved with.

Upcoming event

Invasive Plant Removal
Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Tantalus Park, Horseshoe Bay

More information and to sign-up



West Van Parks Needs Your Help

Want to help our environment while getting outside and meeting great people? Become a West Van Park Steward by joining other passionate volunteers to remove invasive species, enhance habitat and restore natural areas. You can find out about upcoming park stewardship events and many other exciting volunteer opportunities in West Vancouver.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • love your local parks and want to protect habitats and biodiversity for future generations to enjoy
  • are comfortable working outdoors, off the trail and on uneven ground in all kinds of weather
  • can be on your feet for a long period of time and are able to take part in gentle to moderate physical work
  • are 14 years of age or older

To become a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services:

Email

604-913-2703

Want to see what park stewardship is all about first? We welcome drop-ins at all our events! Please let us know you are coming to ensure enough tools and gloves are available. Please contact:

Kari Pocock
Parks Planning Assistant

604-925-7136

Email

Love West Van Neighbourhoods

There are currently no neighbourhood cleanup events scheduled.

LEAD A CLEANUP

Neighbourhood cleanups take place any time of year. Every cleanup makes a positive impact on our community, whether you have a team of a few people or a few hundred.

Everything you need to know about leading your own cleanup is available through Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

We will provide gloves, bags and litter-collection tools for your event.

Contact

For information about neighbourhoods cleanup initiatives, please contact:

Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator

604-921-3498

Email

Love West Van Beaches

Shoreline cleanups take place any time of year—anywhere that land connects with water, including creeks, streams, rivers, oceans and even storm drains. Every cleanup makes a positive impact on our shorelines, whether you have a team of a few people or a few hundred.

Everything you need to know about joining or leading your own cleanup is available through Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We will provide gloves, bags and litter collection tools for your event.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

For information about beach cleanup initiatives, please contact:

Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator

604-921-3498

Email

Mayor's Community Cleanup Party

Make a difference in our community, one piece of litter at a time. Join Mayor Mary-Ann Booth at the next Mayor’s Community Cleanup! We’ll provide gloves, bags and litter-collection tools.

The next Mayor’s Community Cleanup Party is scheduled for the Spring 2020. Stay tuned for more details closer to the date.

Past events

A big thank you to everyone who has come out to the Mayor’s Community Cleanup Parties.

Spring 2019: The first event was hosted in May 2019 where we collected a truckload of litter weighing over 100 kg from the beaches and neighbourhood in Ambleside.

Fall 2019: The second event was hosted in September 2019 where we collected 70 kg of litter from the beaches, parks and neighbourhood in Horseshoe Bay.

For information about the Mayor's Community Cleanup Parties, contact:

Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator

604-921-3498

Email

Contact

For information about beaches and neighbourhoods, please contact:

Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator

604-921-3498

Email

For information about parks, please contact:

Kari Pocock
Parks Planning Assistant

604-925-7136

Email

Upcoming Events

Love West Van Parks
Invasive Plant Removal

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: Tantalus Park, Horseshoe Bay

Note: The location has changed to Tantalus Park.

More information and to sign-up

Local stewardship groups

There are many active environmental stewardship groups dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of natural areas in West Vancouver. To learn more, please follow the link below.

Stewardship

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