WELCOME TO SURREY'S GREEN TIMBERS URBAN FOREST

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you like nature, trees, and -- most importantly -- people? The Green Timbers Heritage Society is looking for a few people able to take this institution (est. 1989) to the next level with fresh thinking, a positive attitude and an understanding of how to work with volunteers and branches of City government. Ideal for retired people with an interest in preserving natural areas. 

We have several positions opening up in November, 2014:

1.  President: as chair of the organization you will be responsible for the overall direction of the society, be familiar with the history and challenges facing this unique urban forested area, and be willing and able to communicate effectively with different stakeholders. You should be comfortable with email, the phone and meeting people. Time commitment: up to 5 hours a week.

2.  Treasurer: The Green Timbers Heritage Society is involved in the administration of different projects, including the Surrey Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP). The budget is over $150,000. You will be responsible for writing cheques, demanding receipts and keeping the books in order. It helps if you know which side of the ledger credits and debits are. Time commitment: up to 5 hours a month.

3.  Directors-at-large: We're also looking for people to help with other projects. Time commitment: whatever you can give.

If you're interested in education and preserving and enhancing the Green Timbers Urban Forest please send an email to GreenTimbersSociety@gmail.com.

Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)

The Story of SNAP
Local community groups formed Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) in 2001 to promote the stewardship of Surrey's natural areas. Originally a team of 4 students doing habitat restoration, SNAP now employs over 10 post secondary students doing habitat restoration and environmental education. These students work with the community to reach their goals of restoring, enhancing and protecting Surrey's natural areas and parks and to increasing awareness and stewardship of these areas.

SNAP's Habitat Restoration Team
SNAP's Habitat Restoration Team works hard to restore and enhance natural areas such as forests and meadows. Their efforts are focused on the removal of invasive plants, yard waste and refuse from Surrey's parks. They also host volunteer stewardship projects with local community groups. Look out for SNAP's brightly coloured t-shirts in Surrey’s parks. Would you like to get involved? Come visit us in your local park and find out more about habitat restoration.

Environmental Education Team
Dedicated to educating the next generation of environmental stewards, the Environmental Education Team leads fun and interactive nature programs. Children throughout Surrey are learning about the importance of nature in the city, with topics like forest habitats, amphibians, bugs, birds and more! Look for these free events offered in Surrey parks, at recreation centres and at the new Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers.

Click here to find out more about SNAP's Free Nature Programs!

You can help by getting involved!

Contact us at 604-501-5158 to find out when SNAP will be in your neighbourhood.

SNAP Partners
Green Timbers Heritage Society
       

SNAP Funders

   
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