On Saturday, May 26, Vancouver office staff, along with friends and family, participated in the Stanley Park Adopt-an-Acre Stewardship Event.
With assistance from the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES), we learned about non-native, invasive plant species that threaten our local biodiversity. It is estimated that these plant species affect almost one third of Stanley Park.
We spent three hours in the park clearing out species such as English ivy (Hedera helix), Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus), creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens), morning glory (Convolvulus sepium), and more. By participating in this event, we helped transform affected areas of the park back into thriving native ecosystems.
Stanley Park is a 1,100-acre (405-hectare) public park in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The SPES is a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people with nature.