19 Jun - 19 Aug

Program Timeline

Thursday, June 15, 2023 – Registration Closes

Monday, June 19, 2023 – Program Start Date

Friday, August 18, 2023 – Program End Date

Wanuskewin is proud to be a place where all people can respectfully and meaningfully engage with Indigenous cultures on the collective journey of truth and reconciliation. As a park honoring Indigenous peoples’ relationship with the land, it is imperative that we preserve and protect its cultural, spiritual and ecological value.

Adopt a Patch

The Adopt a Patch Program will provide opportunities to analyze native prairie grasslands as well as native plant species that have cultural and historic value. This Wanuskewin Initiative will give participants an opportunity to connect with the land and the environment while getting their hands dirty through the maintenance and upkeep of a patch of land throughout the growing season. This spring, the program will kick off with 34 plots of carefully selected and marked patches up for adoption, followed by patch upkeep and rehabilitation throughout the growing season.



Complete the interest form below. Following the deadline, we will reach out to all patch adoptees with start dates and important program information.

Complete training to develop competence in plant identification, weed control and safety procedures.

On your own schedule, be available throughout the summer to visit and work in your adopted patch – given that it falls under park operating hours.


Volunteer Duties

Choose your preferred patch or let us decide for you!

  • Visit your chosen patch weekly
  • Remove invasive plant species and weeds from your chosen patch
  • Take progress pictures of your patch
  • Use safety equipment provided and follow safety procedures



Adopt a Patch | Interest form

Your Name(Required)
please fill the space below if there is more than one adoptee.
please fill the space below if there is more than one adoptee.
Your Address
I am a
Please select all areas you might have experience in
skills are not required for the successful completion of the program.
Would you be available to attend a brief training session prior to the program start date?
Duration of Adoption
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least four hours of patch maintenance per week.

Please select a patch to adopt
*Images of patches do not depict plant growth. Aerial shots were taken in early 2012

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