Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)
Promote stewardship of Surrey's urban forests through Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP).
Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) is celebrating 20 years of caring for our environment in 2020! Our teams restore and enhance Surrey's urban forest, and raise awareness of environmental stewardship in the community.
Post-secondary students and recent graduates are hired each summer to work in Surrey's parks and neighbouring communities. Participants gain valuable hands-on employment experience to help build their future careers in the environmental field.
SNAP receives funding support from the City of Surrey, Canada Summer Jobs Program, and Eco Canada Youth Employment Placement Program.
The Work of SNAP
The Habitat Restoration Team removes invasive plants from natural areas throughout the city, helps close unsanctioned trails, cleans up garbage and yard waste, and plants native trees and shrubs. These actions help to preserve the health of our natural environment and improve Surrey's biodiversity.
The Tree Care Team maintains shade trees across Surrey. The City plants thousands of shade trees each year, and SNAP helps take care of these trees by watering them, creating and maintaining tree wells, removing invasive species, and carrying out various special projects.
Promoting nature appreciation and park stewardship among the community is also an important part of SNAP's work. The Urban Forest Outreach Team welcomes park visitors and helps to raise awareness about issues like yard waste disposal and invasive plants. Look for them in Surrey's parks during the summer!