Spring Summer 2024 Activity Guide

cityofnanaimo prc_nanaimo (#ilovemyparksandrec) 63 Do you have an interest in learning about and protecting Nanaimo’s parks and trails? Consider participating in our Volunteers in Parks Program! VOLUNTEERS in PARKS If you would like to organize a work party in your neighbourhood, please call 250-756-5200 or email parksandrecreation@nanaimo.ca Why participate? The City of Nanaimo has over 1000 hectares of parks and open space and more than 180 kilometres of trails. Help us care for and keep our community’s parks and trails beautiful for everyone! Intro to Local Plant ID NEW! Join us during our Earth Day Celebration event for an introduction to our local plants, how to ID them and what they have been traditionally used for. Afterwards, we will take an hour-long forest walk through Bowen Park to discover what local plants make this park their home. Instructor: Alicia Meek Sat, Apr 20 | 1:30-3 pm | FREE/1 | 115560 Bowen Park Beginner Plant Identification NEW! Join our introductory outdoor plant identification workshop that is perfect for beginners eager to explore native and non-native local plants. Learn to decipher the language of plant identification using common plant key guidebooks. Instructor: Alicia Meek Sat, May 4 | 11:30 am-1 pm | $29/1 | 115818 Westwood Lake (second beach) Sat, Aug 10 | 1:30-3 pm | $29/1 | 115831 Colliery Dam Park Beginner Basket Weaving NEW! with English Ivy In this workshop, you will learn about the invasive species - English Ivy and find out how to process it for weaving. You will create a small basket to take home. Instructor: Alicia Meek Sun, May 5 | 11:30 am-1 pm | $29/1 | 115561 Wed, May 29 | 7-8:30 pm | $29/1 | 115829 Sat, Jun 29 | 1:30-3 pm | $29/1 | 115563 Bowen Park Complex Nanaimo River Watershed &Water Treatment Plant Tour Come see the amazing journey our drinking water takes from the mountains to our homes. Enjoy a guided tour of the Nanaimo River Drinking Watershed followed by a tour of Nanaimo’s innovativeWater Treatment Plant. Experts from City of Nanaimo and Mosaic will be on hand to discuss forestry, water quality, future plans and answer questions. Don’t forget your camera! Fri, Apr 19 | 9:30 am-4 pm | $20/1 | 114818 Meet at Bowen Park (Wall Street Parking Lot) Intro to Conversational Punjabi NEW! Learn the popular, rich language of Punjabi in this introductory course for people who have little or no previous knowledge. You will learn to read, write and converse at a basic level. Instructor: Shiv Sharma Mon, Apr 8-May 13 | 7-8:30 pm | $84/6 | 113754 Bowen Park Complex There are three ways to participate: 1 PARK AMBASSADOR: individuals who visit a park regularly and might help educate visitors, keep the park clean and observe and report issues in the park 2 ADOPT-A-PARK: A group of volunteers help keep Nanaimo beautiful by choosing a park, trail or creek to adopt. The group’s name gets a sign posted to recognize their service. 3 WORK PARTIES: Help improve the biodiversity through restoration in many of our parks. We supply the tools, training and support you might need. Gather a group for your own work party from your business, school group, club or organization or come to the these planned events: • Sat, March 16, 10 am-12 pm Invasive Plant Removal at Thunderbird Park ( 110782 ) • Tue, March 19, 10 am-12 pm Invasive Plant Removal at Lotus Pinnatus Park ( 110783 ) • Sat, April 6, 10 am-12 pm Invasive Plant Removal at Westwood Lake ( 116160 ) • Mon, Apr 22, 10 am-12 pm (Earth Day) Invasive Plant/Litter Removal at Bowen Park ( 116164 ) • Thu, May 2, 10 am-12 pm Broom Removal along Parkway Trail ( 116649 ) • Sat, May 11, 10 am-12 pm Broom Removal at Koram Park ( 116142 ) • Tue, May 14, 10 am-12 pm Boom Removal at Third Street Park ( 116150 ) • Tue, May 21, 10 am-12 pm Broom/Invasives Removal along Parkway Trail ( 118573 ) • Sat, Jun 1, 10 am-2 pm Invasive Plant Removal at Bowen Park ( 116156 ) • Sat, Jun 1, 10 am-12 pm Drop Zone at Bowen Park (offWall Street) • Tue, Jun 18, 10 am-12 pm Invasive Plant Removal at Diver Lake Park ( # 116166 ) May is Invasive Species/ Plant Removal Month in Nanaimo!