This registered charity's aims are conservation, education and outreach. They operate the Stanley Park Nature House, near Alberni and Chilco on the shore of Lost Lagoon, and host a plethora of events and programs on an almost continuous basis.The SPES partners the Vancouver Parks Board in the stewardship of Stanley Park, meaning that they advise the Parks Board on the park's ecological issues and provide support by coordinating teams of volunteers to help with habitat restoration.
The SPES is also very important to the Urban Weaver Studio, and vice versa; the SPES hosts monthly invasive species pulls from Stanley Park, and the Urban Weaver Studio receives much of that organic matter (primarily ivy, but also yellow flag iris, holly and mountain ash) as raw material for the Urban Weaver programs.
As part of the festivities, my friend Joy and I will be there representing the Urban Weaver Studio, showing project samples and teaching you how to weave with ivy!
We'll be on the plaza near the Nature House from 11am to 1pm.
It's drop-in, and it's free!