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Getting Ready for Spring at Burnaby Lake

Join us for another stewardship work party with the Burnaby Lake Park Association.

We are focusing on the east end of Burnaby Lake around the Avalon Parking Lot and Cariboo Dam. Please come and help us get the area ready for the change to the warmer season ahead with bird nesting activity and the new spring growth.

We have 2 tasks:

  1. Servicing the nest boxes that are in the area and
  2. Planting native plants to finish a job we started in the fall.

Please come dressed for the weather and be prepared to work off trails. Wear warm, dry clothing and sturdy, waterproof footwear. We provide all the tools and equipment you’ll need and will have refreshments on hand.

Date:               Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time:              10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where:            Lenson House – (yellow house across the road from the Parks Central Area                                      Office  at 9146 Avalon Ave.)
Park in the Avalon Parking Lot off Cariboo Road and walk back to the meeting                                  place. We’ll have signs up.

Check our Directions page for transit information including bus stop numbers.

Nest Box Servicing 2018

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Help service the nest boxes around Burnaby Lake that provide homes for wood ducks, swallows, chickadees, and flying squirrels.  Collect valuable data that helps us to understand how these species are doing in our park as well as making any adjustments to increase nesting success.

It is important that you dress for the weather, and waterproof footwear is highly recommended.  We’ll provide the gloves, tools and snacks.

​Ages 8+

IMPORTANT:  Please keep an eye on our website or social media for any change of plans due to the weather. The forecast is for a similar winter so we may need to adjust due to conditions. You can also sign up with our volunteer coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca and get put on the list to receive any updates by email.

Did you know? 

Records show the first nest boxes put up by the BLPA’s predecessor, the Burnaby Outdoor Education Association, in 1974. Over the years, founding member Joe Sadowski has continually refined and improved the design of them so they suit our We(s)t Coast weather.

Best of all, you can click on this link to find our plans here to build your own nest box!

EcoBlitz 2017-1

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Be a Champion for Native Plants!

Join the Burnaby Lake Park Association as we continue to restore the North Avalon Restoration Site. We are hosting a Weedbusters work party and will be planting native plants around a site where some fishing trails will be closed off. There will still be some Himalayan Blackberry and other invasive plants to remove as a last clean-up before planting.

Wear sturdy footwear and long sleeves and pants for protection from the thorns. Dress for the weather. We will provide tools and gloves

We’re planning for special post work party refreshments so please help us get organized by sending a quick RSVP’ to Ann at info@burnabylakepark.ca. Thank you!

Check here to see how to get to the park by transit or driving.Passport

If you haven’t already done it, pick up a Metro Vancouver Regional Parks 50th Anniversary passport. Visit some of the other Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and get the passport stamped to earn rewards and enter to win prizes.

If you are interested in bringing a group to help out or for more information, call 604-520-6442 or email the Burnaby Lake Park Association Volunteer Coordinator at info@burnabylakepark.ca. You can request to be added to the email list that gets sent out with confirmation of meeting locations and times, or if there are any weather related updates.

Keep up to date with all of our events by checking our website, Facebook events and join us on Twitter and Instagram @BurnabyLakePark

Our next EcoBlitz event is Sunday, October 22, meeting at the Burnaby Lake Nature House.