The parks we support are vital to the continued growth and quality of life in Metro Vancouver, especially at this time of rapid urbanization and growing population.
Our 13,614 ha in 23 regional parks, 2 ecological conservancy areas, 2 regional park reserves and 5 regional greenways are precious ecological treasures that must be protected and preserved for future generations. It is our responsibility to ensure that they remain strong and healthy, not just for our own sake, but for the plants, animals, and birds that call them home. Without our help and protection, our parks and the animals and plants that live in them, face many threats. Rapid urbanization, habitat loss, invasive species, and climate change all pose urgent threats to our parks. With pressures on our urban wild spaces growing, ensuring our parks are well funded and protected is more important than ever.
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”
Everyone, regardless of age, gender, income or abilities should be able to enjoy our beautiful parks. We work in partnership with Metro Vancouver and other non-profit organizations, volunteer groups, and businesses to improve access to our regional parks for those who face barriers such as disabilities. Making our parks more accessible for people with disabilities also makes them more accessible for families with baby strollers, bicycle riders, and seniors. Your support of the Pacific Parklands Foundation helps connect our region’s children and youth to nature, lowering their levels of stress and anxiety and improving their mental and physical health.
Visionaries not only believe that the impossible can be done, but that it must be done”
By initiating a relationship with the natural world, people gain a respect for the environment which evokes a desire to take care of it. This respect encourages generations to protect and preserve our ecosystems and become lifelong stewards of our precious regional parks. Pacific Parklands Foundation is committed to inspiring our youth to connect with nature through scholarships and through “Catching the Spirit”, a unique leadership, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship program.
With one inspired leader there is the potential of attracting a thousand or more participants. Without those exceptional leaders, thousands of people may never get involved.”