Love West Van

Love West Van unifies various District initiatives and community engagement programs. Its purpose is to showcase activities that promote hands-on action for the betterment of natural and public spaces in West Vancouver. Love West Van initiatives include the Mayor’s Community Cleanups, tree planting events, invasive plant removal efforts, and shoreline cleanups.

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Mayor's Community Cleanup

The Mayor’s Community Cleanup is a litter cleanup initiative that encourages residents, businesses, schools, and community groups to get involved, get outside, and help clean up West Vancouver.

Thank you to everyone who took part in a Mayor’s Community Cleanup—our community benefits when we all work together.

Fall 2021

The fall event was a week-long initiative from October 3 to October 9. Mayor Mary-Ann Booth challenged residents, businesses, schools and community groups to get involved in the Mayor’s Community Cleanup and make West Van sparkle! 

The fall 2021 event was a success!

  • Total participants: 431 people
  • Total litter collected: approximately 30 kg (over 66 lbs)

Spring 2021

The spring 2021 event was a huge success! 2,768 people participated across the District, and collected a total of approximately 415 kg (915 lbs) of litter.

Fall 2019

The second Mayor’s Cleanup event was hosted in September 2019 where we collected 70 kg of litter from the beaches, parks and neighbourhood in Horseshoe Bay.

Spring 2019

The first Mayor’s Cleanup event was hosted in May 2019 where we collected a truckload of litter weighing over 100 kg from the beaches and neighbourhood in Ambleside.

Love West Van Parks

Make a difference for our environment by caring for, enhancing and protecting green spaces. With more than 140 parks and natural areas in West Vancouver, there are many environmental initiatives for you to support and get involved with.

West Van Parks Needs Your Help

Want to help our environment while getting outside and meeting great people? Become a West Van Park Steward by joining other passionate volunteers to remove invasive species, enhance habitat and restore natural areas. You can find out about upcoming park stewardship events and many other exciting volunteer opportunities in West Vancouver.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • love your local parks and want to protect habitats and biodiversity for future generations to enjoy
  • are comfortable working outdoors, off the trail and on uneven ground in all kinds of weather
  • can be on your feet for a long period of time and are able to take part in gentle to moderate physical work
  • are 14 years of age or older

To become a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services:

Email

604-913-2703

Want to see what park stewardship is all about first? We welcome drop-ins at all our events! Please let us know you are coming to ensure enough tools and gloves are available. Please contact:

Parks

604-925-7275

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Love West Van Shorelines

Shoreline cleanups take place any time of year—anywhere that land connects with water, including creeks, streams, rivers, oceans and even storm drains. Every cleanup makes a positive impact on our shorelines, whether you have a team of a few people or a few hundred.

Everything you need to know about joining or leading your own cleanup is available through Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We will provide gloves, bags and litter collection tools for your event.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

For information about beach cleanup initiatives, please contact:

Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator

604-921-3498

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Contact

For information about shorelines and the Mayor's cleanups, please contact:

Trevor Doré
Community Programs Coordinator

604-921-3498

Email

For information about Parks, please contact:

604-925-7275

Email

 

 

Local stewardship groups

There are many active environmental stewardship groups dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of natural areas in West Vancouver. To learn more, please follow the link below.

Stewardship

Host your own clean up

Small organized groups including families and school groups can host their own shoreline cleanup. We encourage you to register on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website. Everything you need to know, including safety checklists, can be found here:

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

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