June 2018 update

//June 2018 update

June 2018 update

30th Anniversary Saturday June 9, 2018

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the bylaw establishing the Green Timbers Urban Forest (and Sunnyside Acres too). It’s also the Surrey Nature Centre’s 10th anniversary.

We marked the occasion with walking tours and partnering with the SNAP team and the Surrey Nature Centre. The day was beautiful and about a hundred or so people dropped by to say hi or take a cupcake.


Society news

The SNAP program (Surrey Natural Areas Partnership) is off and running. This year there are 14 people funded through Canada Summer Jobs grants. They are divided into three teams: habitat restoration, community outreach and a boulevard tree program.

Our plan to update the 1998 Nature Guide is under way. Thanks Allison for volunteering!


Please don’t forage for food in the forest

We received the following notice from Bree Greve, Stewardship Programs Coordinator, from the City of Surrey:

As a partner in environmental stewardship education, we value your support in promoting messages that benefit our natural areas. We’ve noticed an uptick in reports of people harvesting vegetation in our parks – most recently in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest.

Could you please help us get a reminder out that the harvesting of vegetation in Surrey parks is prohibited by bylaw 13480, including:

·         Berries
·         Conks
·         Mushrooms
·         Fiddleheads
·         Moss

Removing vegetation reduces food sources for native wildlife, and walking off trail to harvest can also lead to soil compaction, trampling of vegetation, and erosion in our sensitive urban natural areas.

We appreciate your continued partnership and support in circulating this message. Please report any incidents of people harvesting vegetation from Surrey parks to 604-501-5050.

Thank you,
BREE GREVE | STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS COORDINATOR


Green Timbers in the news and other links of interest 

May
OUR VIEW: SNAP is a community group that’s good to grow (May 20, 2018)
Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership protects the city’s natural environment
When it comes to editorials, this one’s a SNAP.
Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership (SNAP), was formed 18 years ago with the aim of protecting the city’s natural environment. Like its name suggests, it’s a partnership between the Green Timbers Heritage Society, the City of Surrey’s Parks Division, White Rock and Surrey Naturalists and the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society.
https://www.surreynowleader.com/opinion/our-view-snap-is-a-community-group-thats-good-to-grow/

SNAP PROGRAM SPRINGS INTO ACTION (May 11, 2018)
Spring is in the air and that means boots on the ground for the 14-member SNAP team. Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership  (SNAP) started the 2018 season on Monday, May 7th.
https://surrey604.com/2018/05/snap-program-springs-into-action/

OPINION: SkyTrain-LRT debate only over for one leg (May 10, 2018)
Surrey residents find out transit costs have been bumped dramatically
…One critic says the LRT plan should be cancelled entirely, and a SkyTrain system built instead.
While this won’t happen with the first phase, on which a great deal of planning has been done, that point is worth considering with the second phase – the line along Fraser Highway from King George Boulevard to Langley City. The SkyTrain guideway already extends past King George Station – pointing down Fraser Highway. SkyTrain would have less impact on Green Timbers forest, and the line will need to be elevated in some places anyway – notably in Langley City where it crosses Highway 10.
https://www.peacearchnews.com/opinion/opinion-skytrain-lrt-debate-only-over-for-one-leg/

June
Surrey Nature Centre celebrates 10th anniversary on Saturday (June 4, 2018)
Live music, visit by O.W.L. birds and more at Green Timbers Urban Forest facility
It’s celebration time at Surrey Nature Centre.
The 10th anniversary of the facility, at Green Timbers Urban Forest, will be marked during a special event Saturday (June 9), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
https://www.peacearchnews.com/community/surrey-nature-centre-celebrates-10th-anniversary-on-saturday/


Calendar of upcoming events
Green Timbers calendar: https://www.greentimbers.ca/calendar/
Do you have an event of interest for readers?

Tuesday, July 3
GTHS Directors’ Meeting
Tue, July 3, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Monthly meeting of the Green Timbers Heritage Society directors. Members welcome. Please email info@greentimbers.ca if you’d like to attend.

Wednesday, July 4
Surrey Urban Farmers Market – 10 Year Anniversary
Wed, July 4, 2pm – 6pm
North Surrey Rec Centre & Skytrain Plaza
Each week there are different community groups and non-profit organizations here telling us their story and how they help our local community. Come and find out!
SNAP will be attending with nature themed activities and information about parks and our urban forest.

Saturday, July 7
Bridgeview Community Fest
Sat, July 7, 11am – 3pm
Bridgeview Community Centre, 11475 126a St
Have your personal or group portrait created by a professional caricature artist, Ted Couling, or a balloon creation crafted by the Go Bonkers Team! Participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities presented by our many exhibitors, and enjoy live stage performances by Norma McKnight and Merlin the Wizard!
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/26727.aspx

Sunday, July 15
Eat Play Live Well Street Fair
Sun, July 15, 11am – 4pm
Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Society, 13686 94a Ave, Surrey
Phoenix Society and Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association are hosting the 5th annual Eat Play Live Well Street Fair on Sunday, July 15th. The event seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to improve their well-being, such as through learning about fitness programs at the local recreation centres and ways to volunteer in the Surrey community. In addition to informative and interactive booths, there will be food, local vendors, and a variety of talented entertainers. The Street Fair will be located at Phoenix Society, near Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, August 7
GTHS Directors’ Meeting
Tue, August 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Monthly meeting of the Green Timbers Heritage Society directors. Members welcome. Please email info@greentimbers.ca if you’d like to attend.

Wednesday, August 15
City: Sounds of Summer Free Music Series
Wed, August 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Flint & Feather: Rocky Mountain Folk/Pop

The SNAP program (Surrey Natural Areas Partnership) is off and running. This year there are 14 people funded through Canada Summer Jobs grants. They are divided into three teams: habitat restoration, community outreach and a boulevard tree program.

Our plan to update the 1998 Nature Guide is under way. Thanks Allison for volunteering!


Please don’t forage for food in the forest

We received the following notice from Bree Greve, Stewardship Programs Coordinator, from the City of Surrey:

As a partner in environmental stewardship education, we value your support in promoting messages that benefit our natural areas. We’ve noticed an uptick in reports of people harvesting vegetation in our parks – most recently in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest.

Could you please help us get a reminder out that the harvesting of vegetation in Surrey parks is prohibited by bylaw 13480, including:

·         Berries
·         Conks
·         Mushrooms
·         Fiddleheads
·         Moss

Removing vegetation reduces food sources for native wildlife, and walking off trail to harvest can also lead to soil compaction, trampling of vegetation, and erosion in our sensitive urban natural areas.

We appreciate your continued partnership and support in circulating this message. Please report any incidents of people harvesting vegetation from Surrey parks to 604-501-5050.

Thank you,
BREE GREVE | STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS COORDINATOR


Green Timbers in the news and other links of interest

May
OUR VIEW: SNAP is a community group that’s good to grow (May 20, 2018)
Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership protects the city’s natural environment
When it comes to editorials, this one’s a SNAP.
Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership (SNAP), was formed 18 years ago with the aim of protecting the city’s natural environment. Like its name suggests, it’s a partnership between the Green Timbers Heritage Society, the City of Surrey’s Parks Division, White Rock and Surrey Naturalists and the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society.
https://www.surreynowleader.com/opinion/our-view-snap-is-a-community-group-thats-good-to-grow/

SNAP PROGRAM SPRINGS INTO ACTION (May 11, 2018)
Spring is in the air and that means boots on the ground for the 14-member SNAP team. Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership  (SNAP) started the 2018 season on Monday, May 7th.
https://surrey604.com/2018/05/snap-program-springs-into-action/

OPINION: SkyTrain-LRT debate only over for one leg (May 10, 2018)
Surrey residents find out transit costs have been bumped dramatically
…One critic says the LRT plan should be cancelled entirely, and a SkyTrain system built instead.
While this won’t happen with the first phase, on which a great deal of planning has been done, that point is worth considering with the second phase – the line along Fraser Highway from King George Boulevard to Langley City. The SkyTrain guideway already extends past King George Station – pointing down Fraser Highway. SkyTrain would have less impact on Green Timbers forest, and the line will need to be elevated in some places anyway – notably in Langley City where it crosses Highway 10.
https://www.peacearchnews.com/opinion/opinion-skytrain-lrt-debate-only-over-for-one-leg/

June
Surrey Nature Centre celebrates 10th anniversary on Saturday (June 4, 2018)
Live music, visit by O.W.L. birds and more at Green Timbers Urban Forest facility
It’s celebration time at Surrey Nature Centre.
The 10th anniversary of the facility, at Green Timbers Urban Forest, will be marked during a special event Saturday (June 9), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
https://www.peacearchnews.com/community/surrey-nature-centre-celebrates-10th-anniversary-on-saturday/


Calendar of upcoming events
Green Timbers calendar: https://www.greentimbers.ca/calendar/
Do you have an event of interest for readers?

Tuesday, July 3
GTHS Directors’ Meeting
Tue, July 3, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Monthly meeting of the Green Timbers Heritage Society directors. Members welcome. Please email info@greentimbers.ca if you’d like to attend.

Wednesday, July 4
Surrey Urban Farmers Market – 10 Year Anniversary
Wed, July 4, 2pm – 6pm
North Surrey Rec Centre & Skytrain Plaza
Each week there are different community groups and non-profit organizations here telling us their story and how they help our local community. Come and find out!
SNAP will be attending with nature themed activities and information about parks and our urban forest.

Saturday, July 7
Bridgeview Community Fest
Sat, July 7, 11am – 3pm
Bridgeview Community Centre, 11475 126a St
Have your personal or group portrait created by a professional caricature artist, Ted Couling, or a balloon creation crafted by the Go Bonkers Team! Participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities presented by our many exhibitors, and enjoy live stage performances by Norma McKnight and Merlin the Wizard!
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/26727.aspx

Sunday, July 15
Eat Play Live Well Street Fair
Sun, July 15, 11am – 4pm
Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Society, 13686 94a Ave, Surrey
Phoenix Society and Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association are hosting the 5th annual Eat Play Live Well Street Fair on Sunday, July 15th. The event seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to improve their well-being, such as through learning about fitness programs at the local recreation centres and ways to volunteer in the Surrey community. In addition to informative and interactive booths, there will be food, local vendors, and a variety of talented entertainers. The Street Fair will be located at Phoenix Society, near Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Tuesday, August 7
GTHS Directors’ Meeting
Tue, August 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Monthly meeting of the Green Timbers Heritage Society directors. Members welcome. Please email info@greentimbers.ca if you’d like to attend.

Wednesday, August 15
City: Sounds of Summer Free Music Series
Wed, August 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
Flint & Feather: Rocky Mountain Folk/Pop

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