As the Foundation for Metro Vancouver’s regional parks partnerships are central to our work. We work with individuals, donors, park associations, park staff and many others. With a new year quickly approaching we’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and the power of partnerships seems to be our favourite theme- especially when thinking about EcoBlitz.
There are many players that work to protect, conserve and enhance our regional parks for future generations. We can’t help but get excited when all of these players come together for community events like EcoBlitz.
Not familiar with EcoBlitz?
EcoBlitz is Metro Vancouver’s annual stewardship event that invites community members and park partners to lend a helping hand in habitat restoration projects. From October 13th – 21st there were over 20 restoration events held across the regional parks network.
In addition to restoring important wildlife habitat, EcoBlitz brings together all of the key players that work to protect regional parks. It’s an opportunity for community members of all ages to work together towards a common cause. It also gives parks staff an opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with a group of interested citizens. Lastly, it’s an opportunity for donors like TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TDFEF) and the Schad Foundation to support grassroots events that enhance the communities they serve.
EcoBlitz is a perfect representation of the partnerships that enhance and support regional parks. We truly believe in the power of partnerships and can’t wait to see what partnerships unfold for the end of 2018 and the year ahead.
A special thank you to Metro Vancouver and the respective staff members who organized and executed another successful EcoBlitz, our annual EcoBlitz donors TDFEF and the Schad Foundation, the many park associations who co-hosted events and the community members who came out and got their hands dirty!