The George Ross Legacy Stewardship Program is a funding program created to help support hands‐on
citizen stewardship activities by park partners in Metro Vancouver regional parks and greenways. The
Program is funded by the interest from an endowment created from the generous $2.8 million bequest
from Mr. George Ross, who loved trees and parks. This program is administered by the Pacific Parklands
Foundation, a non-profit society established to support and enhance Metro Vancouver’s regional parks
Small Projects are any projects under $2,500.
For George Ross Legacy Stewardship Program projects over $2,500, please visit the Medium and Large Projects page.
Materials and equipment to support student research projects, such as wood for cover boards, materials for pitfall traps, and tubes for monitoring wells
Lab tests (water quality, DNA or eDNA analysis)
Purchase of native plants, bark mulch (to spread by hand on existing restoration projects), soil
Purchase of browse protectors/vole guards for newly-planted seedlings
Plant plugs/stakes for wetland/riparian projects
Printing of informational material for stewardship awareness event
Installations and displays that support stewardship messages
Supplies for stewardship-related events and activities: specialized equipment, gloves, eye protection, ponchos. Please note that in most cases, Metro Vancouver will provide work party supplies such as gloves, trowels and shovels
Refreshments for a work party or stewardship awareness event
Materials for stewardship projects such as wire for beaver control, materials for building/maintaining/repairing bird house or nesting platforms, bat boxes, fencing
Materials for other habitat features such as snake dens
Rental of bins for invasive species disposal, hauling of woody debris
For established park partners and park associations only: Monitoring equipment such as an iPad, bat detector, YSI unit, hobo or heron data loggers, piezometer equipment, scopes, binoculars, scoping cameras, trail cams
You may apply any time of the year. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis depending on the availability of funds.
Successful applicants will be expected to submit a final report, including an expense report with receipts proving the expenditure of the total funds. A report template will be provided.
Any advertising, communication, and promotional material for your project should acknowledge the contribution of Pacific Parklands Foundation and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Logos will be provided.