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CANCELLED: Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad Events

youth working in the forest

CANCELLED: Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad Events

Hazelnut Meadows Community Park, 14069 68 Ave


Parks and Environment Youth


Presented by:

Surrey Parks

Please note that all upcoming SYSS events have been cancelled due to global concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All events organized City of Surrey that do not comply with public health orders have been postponed or cancelled until further notice to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) combines environmental stewardship and leadership in Surrey's unique urban forest. SYSS enhances our parks through hands-on restoration, education at community events, and other unique projects.

Tools, training and light refreshments are provided. These events are drop in, rain or shine (events may be cancelled in high winds or extreme weather conditions). Stay comfortable by bringing lots of water and wearing appropriate clothing for the weather.

  • sturdy footwear
  • waterproof layer
  • loose, breathable clothing
  • hat and sunglasses

Drop in to an upcoming event, or sign up to be the first to know about new opportunities. Everyone ages 13-18 is welcome to participate – no experience is required. Adults and families are welcome at Nature Work Party events.

Upcoming Events:

Until further notice, we are changing the format of these events up to adapt to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, in order to increase social distancing. For these events, we will be providing some self-guided activities  to complete on your own in the park. These activities may include:

  • Picking up litter
  • Mapping out species in the park (using iNaturalist – download this to your device ahead of time) - you will be expected not to share devices with others.
  • A scavenger hunt to learn about the park
Day Date Time
CANCELLED: Saturday May 9 1pm-3pm
CANCELLED: Friday May 15 5pm-7pm
CANCELLED: Friday June 5 5pm-7pm
CANCELLED: Friday June 19 5pm-7pm

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