KEEPS Volunteers

Volunteer

COVID-19 UPDATE

The pandemic has affected so many things, and we haven’t escaped. Covid-19 protocols dictate that we not actively engage new volunteers at this time. However, we really appreciate your interest and look forward to enjoying our activities with you once things get back to normal. In the meantime, you can follow our newsletters, or better yet get outside and enjoy nature.

 

Help us protect the natural ecosystems of the Kanaka Creek Regional Park and Kanaka Creek watershed! It’s a great way to get outside, make new friends, have a positive impact on the environment, gain new skills, and learn more about salmon and habitat conservation. No experience necessary – we’ll train you. Plus you’ll usually be working with other volunteers or with staff.

There are many volunteer opportunities:

Open House Host

  • Open Houses are currently one Sunday a month, from 1 – 4 pm
  • Greeting visitors, answering questions, handing out maps and brochures
  • Providing information about KEEPS and its programs
  • Providing information about Kanaka Creek features and facilities, and highlighting park programs

Garden Maintenance Team

  • Helping maintain the grounds and gardens around the Stewardship Centre, including weeding and pruning

Events & Outreach

  • Helping out at KEEPS events, including Goodbye Chums (April), Rivers Day (September) and Return of the Salmon (October)
  • Supporting the KEEPS booth at other community events, such as Maple Ridge Earth Day, GETI Fest and Nature Day at Amsterdam Nurseries

Ecological Stewardship

  • Removing invasive species
  • Planting native trees and shrubs

Hatchery Support

(all hatchery volunteer positions are filled for the 2019 fall / winter season. Check back in Spring!)
  • Fish feeding and trough cleaning
  • Occasional fish sampling
  • Fry releases (spring and summer)
  • Fin clipping
  • Egg takes (fall and early winter)
  • Broodstock collection (fall and early winter)
  • 240th Street fish fence assistance, including netting salmon and removing debris (fall and early winter)

To volunteer, please contact volunteer@nullkeeps.org or complete this form: