Friends Of The Forest

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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. Register as an individual or a group with the online application.

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. Man and girl building birdhouse

Examples of natural areas:

  • Forests
  • Marshes
  • Meadows

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

Volunteers care for natural area parks around Surrey. Friends of the Forest volunteer activities include:

  • Removing invasive plants
  • Monitoring wildlife
  • Cleaning up litter and yard waste
  • Removing graffiti from trees
  • Giving out information to neighbours
  • Watching for vandalism, and notifying Parks staff

We are currently recruiting new volunteers. If you are interested, please complete the online application. email environment@surrey.ca, or call us at 604-501-7690. 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.

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