Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)
In 2001, the , , and the joined with the City of Surrey to form the Surrey Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP). Every summer, SNAP employs secondary and post-secondary students to work in Surrey's parks and neighbouring communities restoring, enhancing and promoting our City's urban forest.
Work with SNAP
Work on meaningful projects while gaining career-building experience with SNAP's employer, the Green Timbers Heritage Society. With SNAP, you’ll work across the City to restore and enhance the vitality of our City’s urban forest, and to promote environmental stewardship in the community. Recruitment begins in January of each year. For more information, email the SNAP Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the SNAP website.
Volunteer with SNAP
Interested in volunteering with SNAP? Contact the SNAP Coordinator at email@example.com to learn about upcoming opportunities to get involved. SNAP volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
The Habitat Restoration team restores and enhances natural areas like forests and meadows. They make a big difference by:
- Removing invasive plant species
- Cleaning up refuse and yard waste
- Installing habitat structures, and
- Planting native trees and shrubs
Urban Forestry Outreach
The Urban Forestry Outreach team promotes nature appreciation and park stewardship by interacting with park neighbours and park users throughout the city. Look for them at community festivals and environmental events around Surrey, or book them for your own neighbourhood event!
Boulevard and park trees are an important aspect of our City’s green infrastructure and provide a wide variety of benefits to the community. SNAP is excited to announce the launch of a Tree Care team in 2017 to undertake a range of maintenance and enhancement projects on shade trees across Surrey.
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