Volunteers in Parks
If you are interested in becoming more involved in your local parks take a look at these documents listed below. If you have questions contact the parks coordinator at 250 756 5200 for more information.
- Volunteers in Parks Overview
- VIP Public Art Tool Kit
- Neighbourhood/Playground Development
- Urban Forest, Beautification & Boulevard Tree Planting
- Park Gatekeeper Program
- Park Naturalist Program
- Park Ambassador Program
Invasive Plant Removal
Help keep Nanaimo's parks from being taken over by invasive plants such as Scotch Broom, English Ivy, English Holly, Daphne or Japanese Knotwood. These plants have few competitiors and quickly take over an ecosystem degrading the habitat for many native plants species.
The City will provide education and some tools for volunteers interested in removing invasive plants while walking through the parks and/or organizing more substantial work parties. In some cases, restoration planting will follow the removal of invasive plants to minimize soil erosion and promote the reestablishment of native plant habitats.
- Managing InvasivePlants in Nanaimo
- Invasive Plant Booklet
- Invasive Plant Identification
- "Invasive Plant Attack!" events calendar