Volunteering

The Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is run entirely by volunteers. Since its beginnings in 1998, we have initiated many volunteer events. A monthly bird count on the first Sunday of each month records the birds seen or heard in Lighthouse Park. The statistics are then entered on E Bird Canada.

In partnership with the West Vancouver Parks Department, we also hold 10-12 weed removal events each year in Lighthouse Park and some of the five smaller parks in the neighbourhood. The society spent several Fall seasons restoring Lighthouse Park's main trail, Beacon Trail, with native plant species, and we are currently restoring part of Caulfeild Park to native plants.  We have been focusing on The Dale Park since the fall of 2014 and we have another round of planting this fall.

Our work parties welcome people of all ages. We provide drinks, a light snack, hand tools, and a guaranteed opportunity to get dirty, have fun, and meet some very nice people!  Come and join us for an hour or stay for three!  Please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and work gloves. 

For this year's volunteer events, check out our latest newsletter or email us



Monthly Bird Counts 2019

Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot in Lighthouse Park on the

First Sunday of every month (except January) at

8:30 a.m.  February 3, March 3, April 7, September 1, October 6, November 3

7:00 a.m.  May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4

Novice and experienced birders welcome.  


 

Annual General Meeting

Saturday June 15, 2019 

Save the date!  More details later.


 Volunteer Opportunities 2019

 For all volunteer events please wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and work gloves.


 

SATURDAY, March 16, 9:00 am - noon  This is the rescheduled date

 WEED PULL, NORTH PICCADILLY PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

 Meet on Clovelly Walk at junction with N Piccadilly.  


 

SATURDAY, March 9, 9:00 am - noon  

IVY PULL PLANTING, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (suitable for adults, teenagers and small groups of 10-12 year olds with one adult per group. Younger than 10 years must have one adult per child.)

Meet at the lower kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.


 

SATURDAY, May 11, 9:00 am - noon

BROOM PULL, LIGHTHOUSE PARK (12 years and under with an adult please)

Meet at the upper kiosk in the Lighthouse Park parking lot.



Educational Talks

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British Columbia: Paradise for a Naturalist

with

Liron Gertsman

Saturday, March 2, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Welsh Hall, WV Memorial Library


 

Join award-winning photographer Liron Gertsman for a presentation exploring the incredible birds, wildlife, and landscapes of beautiful British Columbia

 


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Owl Prowl

with

O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Lighthouse Park

meet at Sk'iwitsut Hut at the bottom of Beacon Trail at 7 pm

 

Join us for a walk on the wild side! After a short presentation about raptors, including a visit with two live raptors, we will prowl through the woods to look for owls. Guaranteed to be a hoot!  

Allow 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to Sk'witsut Hut at the bottom of Beacon Trail.