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Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)

SNAP team 2017

Every summer, Surrey's Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP) employs secondary and post-secondary students to work in Surrey's parks and neighbouring communities. Students stay busy restoring, enhancing and promoting our City's urban forest.

SNAP is comprised of the City of Surrey, the Green Timbers Heritage Society, the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society, and the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society. It was established in 2001.

Work with SNAP

Work on meaningful projects while gaining career-building experience with SNAP's employer, the Green Timbers Heritage Society. With SNAP, you’ll work across the City to restore and enhance the vitality of our City’s urban forest, and to promote environmental stewardship in the community. Recruitment begins in January of each year. For more information, email the SNAP Program Coordinator at, or visit the SNAP website.

Volunteer with SNAP

Interested in volunteering with SNAP? Contact the SNAP Coordinator at to learn about opportunities to get involved. SNAP volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

SNAP Teams

Habitat Restoration

The Habitat Restoration team restores and enhances natural areas like forests and meadows. They make a big difference by removing invasive plants, cleaning up refuse and yard waste, installing habitat structures, and planting native trees and shrubs.

Urban Forestry Outreach

The Urban Forestry Outreach team promotes nature appreciation and park stewardship by interacting with park neighbours and park users throughout the city. Look for them at community festivals and environmental events around Surrey, or book them for your own neighbourhood event!

Tree Care

Boulevard and park trees are important aspects of our City’s green infrastructure and provide a wide variety of benefits to the community. The SNAP Tree Care team undertakes a range of maintenance and enhancement projects to improve the health and vitality of shade trees across Surrey.

Check out SNAP on Facebook and Twitter.


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