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*Registrations for the Partners in Parks Program are now open via the 2018 Partners in Parks Registration Form. All volunteers must register annually. Applications close June 30, 2018. 

The Partners in Parks program makes it possible for individuals, families, schools or community groups to help enhance and preserve their local park or green space. 

Volunteer

Do you enjoy gardening? Is there a natural area you would like to steward? Edmonton’s parks are full of plant life that needs tending. Become a Partner in Parks and share your passion for plants with all Edmontonians!

By maintaining a flower bed, a cul-de-sac island, a bit of parkland or land along a roadway you can help to keep Edmonton a beautiful, green and clean place to live.

Maintenance activities include:

  • Removing litter
  • Weeding shrub beds
  • Planting annuals or perennials
  • Watering plant material
  • Stewarding natural areas

Your efforts will:

  • Boost pride in our city
  • Bring beauty to your neighbourhood
  • Give you personal satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Help our operational teams maintain a high standard of care

You are welcome to apply to the program with a specific site in mind. All site activities are subject to approval by the Community Greening Coordinator. Partners will be provided with basic training and included in our annual volunteer recognition program. 

 

Fill in a 2018 Registration Form

Online applications open until June 30, 2018

 

Current Volunteers

2018 Registration: All volunteers are required to register annually. Only online registrations are accepted unless other arrangements have been made with the Commuity Greening Coordinator. 

Volunteer Manual: An online volunteer manual is being developed to provide volunteer training, forms and other important program information. The link will be found here in Spring 2018. 

Volunteer Hours: As a City of Edmonton volunteer, it is mandatory that you log all volunteer hours via the  2018 Hours Log Form. Each volunteer must log hours separately in order to qualify for the Partners in Parks Fall Recognition Program. 

 

Sponsors

2018 Sponsors

Edmonton Horticultural Society (EHS) is a longstanding sponsor of the Partners in Parks program. For many years, EHS has donated partial memberships to program volunteers to assist with their beautification efforts. In 2018, EHS is sponsoring a portion of an annual membership for each Partner.

Edmonton Horticultural Society Logo

For more information about memberships, special events and workshops hosted by EHS, visit the EHS website.

The Telus World of Science has been offering Partners complimentary admission passes in recognition of their seasonal commitment to maintenance activities in parks.

If your organization is interested in supporting the Partners in Parks program through donation or sponsorship, please email partnersinparks@edmonton.ca for more information.

Depending on your agreement, you will be recognized for your contribution on our program website, in publications, on posters and/or signage and at special events.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Contributing to your community
  • Meeting goals of your corporate sustainability program
  • Brand exposure
  • Shared logo use
Donate

Donate funds to purchase or directly supply gardening materials, equipment and appreciation items/events for volunteers.

This could include items such as new gardening gloves and hand tools, plant material or seeds, books, volunteer t-shirts, water bottles, sunglasses, hats or other appreciation items for volunteers.

Second Nature® horticultural compost and blended topsoil (garden mix) products for sale.

The City of Edmonton is happy to provide woodchips free to citizens for their yards.

For More Information

Title Community Greening Coordinator
Telephone

 

 

Email partnersinparks@edmonton.ca

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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