Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.
About Stanley Park Ecology Society
We help wildlife that flies, hops, crawls and flutters in Stanley Park by directly tackling their habitat needs through habitat restoration, monitoring and conservation action as well as by providing scientific information that help Park managers create better management plans.
But we don’t stop there. Every year, we give over 20,000 children and adults opportunities for learning about nature on their doorstep through our weekly public events, school programs, Young Naturalist’s Club or by visiting the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon, Vancouver’s only ecology centre. Through our popular volunteering program, more than 1,200 locals learn new skills, improve their CV and meet like-minded people every year.
With your help, we can help wildlife and nature flourish in Stanley Park and share our knowledge and enthusiasm to help young and old enjoy the natural world.
What People Are Saying
"I continue to be impressed with this organization’s dedication and commitment to the stewardship of Stanley Park while involving community members in the process, and I am proud to be associated with an organization and project that is truly green in the deepest sense"
— Sharon Kallis Environmental Artist
"I can vouch that conservation programs and field research designed and implemented by SPES continue to empower youth by giving them real world experiences that follow accepted research procedures and use state of the art field equipment"
— Daniel J. Catt Instructor of Applied Ecology at BCIT
"SPES Initiatives are a multi-tiered win-win-win for the local environment, community and individuals alike.”"
— Peter Kuran Deputy General Manager Vancouver Park Board
"The best thing was just being in nature without electronics"
— Ella, Trafalgar Elementary Student
"Thank you Ecology Centre staff for your patience and excitement about the outdoors.” "
— Leanne Penner, Fraser Academy