Left to right: front row; Ian Maclean (Campbell Valley Equestrian Society, David Pohl (President, Pacific Parklands Foundation), Michael Buckingham (KEEPS), back row; Jane Thomsing (Colony Farm Park Association), Jude Grass (Campbell Valley Park Association), Ann Green (Burnaby Lake Park Association), Jackie Campbell (KEEPS), Hannah Nieman (Burnaby Lake Park Association).
We are excited to announce that we have awarded grants to 5 Metro Vancouver Regional Park Associations.
George Ross was a park lover and long-time resident of Burnaby who passed away in 2012 and left a bequest of $2.8 million dollars to fund stewardship activities in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Pacific Parklands Foundation in partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks created The George Ross Legacy Grant Fund to support hands‐on citizen stewardship projects by park partners in Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
“His [George Ross] generosity will have a ripple effect throughout our park system for generations to come, allowing us to provide volunteer associations with the financial support they need to help protect and preserve our regional parks,” said David Pohl, President of Pacific Parklands Foundation.
In the 2016 inaugural grant cycle, five Regional Park Associations were awarded grants:
- Burnaby Lake Park Association: North Avalon Restoration ($4,000)
- Campbell Valley Equestrian Society: Northwest Perimeter Trail Buffer Planting ($3,500)
- Campbell Valley Park Association: Perimeter Trail Wetland Phase 2 Planting ($10,000)
- Colony Farm Park Association: Sheep Paddock Riparian Planting ($3,000)
- Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society: Kanaka Creek Watershed Stewardship Centre Phase 3 Constructed Wetland Planting ($10,000)
Congratulations to everyone!
For more information on legacy giving, contact Joe Hargitt at (604) 451-6168, or visit our legacy giving page.
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