Friends of North Saanich Parks

Dedicated to sustaining the natural ecosystems of North Saanich parks.


We respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we conduct restoration activities is within the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, whose historical and cultural relationships with the land continue to this day.

What Are We Talking About?

Invasive plant species are taking over our natural ecosystems and limiting biodiversity in North Saanich. We are removing invasive plants to give native plants space to thrive and repair the ecosystems in North Saanich parks.

Our Mission

Our mission is to mobilize volunteers to remove invasive plant species and restore ecosystems in North Saanich parks. As well, we strive to educate volunteers, youth and residents about related ecological matters.

Our Goals

We hope to remove all the invasive plant species out of a series of parks, plant native species to ensure rejuvenation, and support the development of stewardship for these parks.

Our Accomplishments

We have removed 99% of the invasive species from RO Bull Park. In response, the number of trilliums has increased almost tenfold!

In Lillian Hoffar Park, we have removed about 95% of the Daphne and we are hard at work removing ivy and Himalayan blackberry.

Our youth program is primarily centered on Lillian Hoffar Park and Denham Till Park. We also had the 10th Tsartlip scouts work in Quarry Park. We appreciate the help of all youth in our parks.
All Invasive Species in R.O. Bull Park
Daphne in Lillian Hoffar Park
Contact Us

Have a question regarding our group? Get in touch now.

If you're interested in helping our cause, make sure you check out our Events Calendar for various scheduled events to help keep North Saanich parks clear of invasive species.

If you would like to help financially, please make a donation on our CanadaHelps donation page.

For other inquiries, please use the contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.