Friends Of The Forest
Become a Friend of the Forest to care for Surrey's environment, and protect and enhance our community.
Our volunteers include individuals, families, neighbours, community groups, and schools. Join us, and get started with the online application (Website. New window).
Friends of the Forest volunteer activities
We're part of many stewardship activities to help our park natural areas. We do many activities around Surrey:
- plant native trees and shrubs
- remove invasive plants
- clean up litter and yard waste
- remove graffiti from trees
- give out information to neighbours
- watch for vandalism, and notify Parks staff.
Friends of the Forest improve natural areas
A natural area is parkland that has been left to grow as nature allows with minimal development or structures. It contains native trees and vegetation, and is used by wildlife for habitat.
Examples of natural areas:
Often these areas are abused through illegal dumping of yard waste and garbage. As a result, natural areas can become degraded and overgrown with invasive and unwanted plants.
How to get involved
Register as an individual or a group to become a Friends of the Forest volunteer. Surrey Parks staff will work with you to find a suitable project in a park near you, and provide you with training, equipment, and support.
For more information, or to become a Friend of the Forest, email the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 604-501-5132. Or, if you are ready to sign up as a volunteer, do the online application (Website. New window)!