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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