By Shannon West on Thursday, 04 June 2015
Category: News

Volunteer In Vancouver

Here's another opportunity to participate in an HCTF-funded restoration project. The BCIT Rivers Institute has organized a volunteer planting day at Seymour River Estuary on Saturday, June 13th.

Located in North Vancouver near the North end of the Iron Worker's Memorial Bridge, the Seymour River Estuary had been severely degraded after a century of exposure to the effects of nearby industrial development. Now, this impressive habitat restoration effort that began as part of the Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program is in its final stages, and BCIT is looking for volunteers who want to assist in the completion of what has been a truly collaborative project. 

The volunteer day will begin at 9am with a demonstration of planting techniques before breaking into work groups. Planting is expected to take a couple of hours and drinks and snacks will be provided. Organizers recommend wearing boots, as the ground will be a bit soft in spots as the tide recedes. If you have a small hand shovel available, please bring it along. For full details on the planting day, click here: please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the BCIT Rivers Institute with any questions. 


Partners contributing to the Seymour River Estuary Restoration Project include the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Metro VancouverTsleil-Waututh First Nation, Government of Canada Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, District of North Vancouver, Seymour Salmonid Society, Pacific Salmon Foundation, and the BCIT Rivers Institute.

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