19 Jun - 19 Aug
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.
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