Volunteer: Salmon in the City

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The Work

  • We’re looking for energetic volunteers to help us with the ongoing restoration of Windebank Creek.
  • This will involve picking up garbage on the property, some invasive plant control, as well as helping us plant native shrubs.
  • You will also get an opportunity to learn about the history of Windebank Creek, see in-person the salmon who depend on it, and the impacts of climate change

Why it’s Helpful

  • Windebank Creek is a salmon-bearing creek that runs through a FVC conservation property in Mission, BC. You will be helping us keep the property in top condition for the fish and wildlife that call the area home.
  • The fight against invasive plant species is always ongoing, and your planting of native trees and shrubs will help shade the stream and make it a beautiful space.

Responsibilities

  • Pick up litter on the property.
  • Digging holes and planting native trees and shrubs.
  • Come with an open mind for learning!

Requirements

  • Be prepared to spend the time outdoors with minimal seating options, RAIN OR SHINE.
  • Be prepared to clip blackberry, pull morning glory, remove garbage, and plant!
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing & sturdy footwear (hiking boots are recommended).
  • Bring your own refillable water bottle or coffee mug.

Training/Equipment

  • If you’re able to, bring your own gloves.
  • Disposable gloves, trash bags and tools for litter pick-up will be provided.
  • Shovels and any other planting tools will be provided.
  • Planting training will be provided on site at the beginning of the day.

Safety

  • Bring your mask (mandatory) to wear for check-in, and when less than 2 meters apart from people.

Setting

  • Outdoors at Windebank Creek.

Location

  • Windebank Creek Conservation Property, Mission, BC.
    We will be meeting at the dead-end at the west end of Logan Street in Mission
    (Enter “Embers BBQ House” into Google and you will be next to the gate to our property).

Commitment

  • Saturday, November 13th, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • RAIN OR SHINE

Lunch will be provided for all who attend!

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By registering ahead of time, it will allow us to have enough supplies on hand.

However, if you don’t know your schedule in advance, that’s fine too. Just drop in on the day, the more the merrier! Please feel free to forward this on to anyone else you think may be interested.

Thank you for your interest in Salmon in the City!

Fall Native Plant Sale Volunteer

 The Fall Native Plant Sale is one of our most important fundraising events of the year!

With your help we can reach more people and ensure the event is a success.

If you would like to volunteer, please send a paragraph describing your skills and why you would like to assist us

via email to alex@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com

The Work

  • Are you a natural organizer that likes plants and have a few hours to spare each week between now and the beginning of October? If so, you could help us organize our Fall Native Plant Sale and ensure it is a success!

  • The work includes data entry of orders, email communications with customers, and help with the pick-ups. This is an ideal role for someone with excellent attention to detail and with experience working in customer service. You will be using the Shopify online platform, Microsoft Excel, and Outlook to coordinate the sale orders and communications. Ideally we would like someone who will continue to volunteer with us for future plant sales as well.

Benefits

  • You will get the opportunity to learn about native plants from our staff expert Jon!

  • You will be part of a dynamic, innovative, and fun team dedicated to making a difference in our world.

  • You will get the opportunity to take ownership and pride in a project that helps both people and wildlife.

  • You will see the success of the plant sale on pick-up day and meet lots of dedicated gardeners.

  • You will be playing an important role in promoting and supporting nature-based solutions to climate change.

  • 10% discount to the plant sale!

Responsibilities

  • Data entry of plant sale orders.

  • Customer service: respond to inquiries, provide pick-up instruction reminders, and follow-up with customers.

  • Help label and organize the purchased plants.

  • Attend the day of pick-up and help with getting people their orders.

Requirements

  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal skills.

  • Computer skills are a must: specifically experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Dependable, punctual, comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Respectful and maintain confidentiality of our members and customers.

  • On the day of the plant sale be prepared to work outdoors, all-day long, be on your feet, and some lifting may be required. This is an optional requirement, if you are not comfortable with this, let us know and alternate arrangements can be made.

Training

  • Your orientation will include training on Shopify.

  • You will learn native plant identification when you assist with setting up the pick-up day.

Setting

  • Primarily office work, with a couple of days outdoors leading up to and on day of the Plant Sale.

Location

  • The FVC Office, your home, and West Abbotsford pick-up location.

Commitment/Length/Timing

  • Between September 1st – October 11th – approximately 2 hours per week, these hours can be completed over multiple days each week according to your schedule.

  • Plant sale pick-up date: October 2nd from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.


To volunteer, email alex@fraservalleyno.wpengine.com a paragraph on how your skills meet our needs and why you would like to volunteer with us.

This opportunity will be open until we find a suitable volunteer.

Thank you for your interest in our fall plant sale volunteer opportunity!

Fall Native Plant Sale 2021

Summer is closing out and we’re getting ready to welcome Fall here at the Fraser Valley Conservancy with the Fall Native Plant Sale!

We have a wide selection of trees and shrubs that will attract birds and native pollinators to your backyards.

Click on the image below to visit our online store.

In our online shop you can read all about the plants’ characteristics and where they prefer to grow. You can select plants by the type of habitat you have and what you want your seasonal garden to look like.

The focus is on trees and shrubs for this fall sale — more than wildflowers and leafy perennials — but don’t fear, a full selection of the popular perennials will be ready for our Spring sale 2022.


Important Plant Sale Information:

  • All plants must be pre-ordered through the online shop, if you are experiencing challenges with the technology please call the office (604-625-0066) so we can help.

  • Your order will be ready for pick up at an outdoor location in West Abbotsford on Saturday, October 2nd. When you place your order online you will select a one-hour pick-up time window and will be sent exact location details and instructions.

  • FVC staff and volunteers on site will be available to help load plants into your vehicles if needed. There is no delivery service available for this sale.

  • There is limited stock and popular items often sell out, orders are filled as they are received, so don’t delay!


The proceeds from this plant sale are used to restore and protect wild habitats in the Fraser Valley.

Thank you for supporting our work while you create a wonderful native plant garden!

Wildlife in Winter Webinar 2020

Nature Stewardship School is back online!

We’re kicking things off with a fun, informative, family-friendly workshop showcasing the plants and animals of the Fraser Valley and their strategies for surviving the winter months. From birds to bears, salamanders to squirrels, turtles to trees – just how do all of these different species make it through the winter?

Learn how you can help Fraser Valley critters through the cold no matter where you live. Get tips on creating winter homes and habitat for critters, as well as responsible feeding.

Click here to register now!

 

This workshop is supported by the Community Gaming Grant. Thank you.

The Native Plant Gardening Workshop comes to Chilliwack

Next up on in our Nature Stewardship Series…

Introduction to Native Plant Gardening in Chilliwack, April 18th

Back by popular demand and just in time to start planning your garden for 2020 — participate in this workshop to learn the basics of gardening for nature.
Join us Saturday, April 18th for this introductory workshop to learn how to garden with plants native to our area.
During this afternoon event in Chilliwack, you will learn about the many native plant options to choose from, as well as tips on how to successfully add them to your property. There will also be discussions on how to use native plants to help local wildlife. Part of the workshop will involve a walk through a demonstration garden.

 

 
Time:  Doors open at 1:00pm, event starts at 1:30, wrap up by 4:00pm
Location: Yarrow area, full location details will be provided upon registration
Admission: $5 per person
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Last year’s event sold out quickly!


Nature Stewardship School Comes to Chilliwack!

Stewardship 101:

Learn the basics of how to be a Fraser Valley nature steward

Why not use the bonus day in this leap year to join us Saturday February 29th for this introductory skills workshop, the first step in our Nature Stewardship School learning experience.
During this fun and educational afternoon event in Chilliwack, you will learn the basics of how to identify local wildlife habitat, the species that live there, and top stewardship tips.
Participants are encouraged to bring any nature-related questions for discussion.

 
THANKS TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST, THIS EVENT IS AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAIT LIST OR BE ADDED TO THE EMAIL LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS

Stewardship School arrives in Abbotsford!

Stewardship 101: Learn the basics of how to be a Fraser Valley nature steward

Join us Saturday January 25th for this introductory skills workshop, the first step in our Nature Stewardship School learning experience.
During this fun and educational afternoon event in Abbotsford, you will learn the basics of how to identify local wildlife habitat, the species that live there, and top stewardship tips.
Participants are encouraged to bring any nature-related questions for discussion.

 
Time:  Doors open at 1:30pm, event starts at 2:00pm, wrap up by 4:00pm
Location: Exhibition Park in Abbotsford, full location details will be provided upon registration
Admission: $5 per person
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Our first workshop in Mission filled up fast so don’t delay…

January’s course is being offered in Abbotsford, we will be hosting another one in Chilliwack in February.

 


This initiative is possible thanks to the financial support  from:
Vancity Community Partnership Program and the BC Community Gaming Grant

Stewardship 101 coming to Mission, December 4th!

This session of Stewardship 101 is now full – if you would like to be on the waiting list for any cancellations or the next event to be held in early 2020 please email us!

Stewardship 101: Learn the basics of how to be a Fraser Valley nature steward

Join us for this introductory skills workshop, the first step in our Nature Stewardship School learning experience. During this fun and educational evening event in Mission, you will learn the basics of how to identify local wildlife habitat, the species that live there, and top stewardship tips. Participants are encouraged to bring any nature-related questions for discussion.

This initial course is for the community of Mission, we will be hosting Stewardship 101 classes in Abbotsford and Chilliwack in early 2020.

Start Time:  Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:00pm, wrap up by 9:00pm

Location: The Junction Shopping Centre in Mission, details will be provided upon registration.

Admission is $5 per person

Advance registration is required as space is limited

Nature Stewardship School is now in session!

 

 

We are pleased to announce our latest nature-focused educational initiative for the Fraser Valley.  Our Nature Stewardship School consists of community workshops where you can learn a variety of skills to help local wildlife. Whether you live in an urban or rural setting, in an apartment, house, or farm — everyone is welcome.

These workshops will cover a wide range of topics. You can choose to attend any one workshop to learn about an interesting topic, or you can participate in the whole series. No previous knowledge is required. These workshops are geared towards adults.

 

Stewardship 101, the first workshop in the series, will introduce the concept of caring for nature in the Fraser Valley. You will learn tips on how to identify wildlife and the type of habitat where they live. We will explore some of the challenges they face for survival, and things you can do to help them.

Future workshops will include gardening with native plants, how to create habitat where you live, topics on specific wildlife types such as pollinators and amphibians, to name a few. We encourage you to bring any questions you may have and bring any photos of critters or habitat that you would like to know more about.

 

 


Stewardship 101 workshops are planned for Mission (December), Abbotsford (January), and Chilliwack (February).

This initiative is possible thanks to the financial support  from:

and we acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia