Environmentally-Sensitive Area Adoption
The City of Richmond is surrounded by environmentally sensitive areas. Today's marshes, wetlands, beaches and open spaces need to be preserved for the future. The common environment depends on the sustainability of Richmond's natural areas. By being involved in the preservation and maintenance of these environmentally-sensitive areas, the community can help in the saving of unique, local waterfront and bring positive results to an already fragile ecosystem.
Individuals, groups, schools, environmental groups and private organizations are encouraged to work with the City to adopt an environmentally-sensitive area. Liaising with Federal and Provincial agencies may be required for some projects. A partial list of possible work includes:
- Litter control
- Selecting and targeting a specific area for clean up and restoration
- Educational programming
- Development of interpretative signage and/or classroom materials
- Bird box installations
The City offers technical guidance and provides required equipment for this type of adoption.
For more information, contact the Parks Program Coordinator at 604-247-4453.