Recently, Pacific Parklands Foundation partnered with Earth Rangers for EcoBlitz 2016 – a partnership we are very excited to see flourish and that will add greatly to the success of EcoBlitz this year!
Who are the Earth Rangers?
The Earth Rangers (a.k.a. The Kid’s Conservation Organization) is dedicated to inspiring children and their families to adopt sustainable behaviors and empower them to become directly involved in the protection of animals and their habitats through education and programming.
Each year Earth Rangers delivers programs to more than 800 elementary schools across the country. With over 140,000 members, Earth Rangers is the largest membership based conservation organization in Canada!
When a child joins Earth Rangers, they make a commitment to engage in actions that directly contribute to the protection of wildlife. With the help of their families Earth Rangers can accept amazing environmental and animal focused Missions that they can perform in their own backyards throughout the school year! Earth Rangers can also choose an animal to protect through the Earth Rangers’ Bring Back the Wild program!
How does a Pacific Parkalnds Foundation and Earth Rangers partnership look?
Through our partnership with Earth Rangers, we are able to purchase a variety of plants, tools, and equipment that will directly aid EcoBlitz volunteers in removing invasive species and restoring wildlife habitats in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
Pacific Parklands Foundation is also inviting local Earth Rangers members to help us transform an old field site into a transitional riparian forest at Surrey Bend Regional Park Sunday, October 23rd at 10 a.m.!
The planted trees will acts as a buffer between the river and the trail system, and will also help protect the habitat for all kinds of wildlife in our parks – including birds, fish and amphibians!
How can you get involved?
If your child or a child you know is interested in joining Earth Rangers, just visit www.earthrangers.com. Membership is free!
To be a part of EcoBlitz 2016, as an Earth Ranger, or as a Park Champion, you can volunteer your time by visiting the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Ecological Restoration Team Meetup page to find events near you!