free the fern
Community connection through environmental stewardship
Removal of Invasive Plants
Working with communities to remove invasive plants within the Champlain Heights area of Vancouver, B.C.
Supporting Growth of
Planting Native species to promote natural forest growth for future generations.
Fostering Community and Knowledge Sharing
Engaging the community in working the land, and providing education about invasive and native plant species.
Who we are
Free the Fern is a group of environmental stewards living within Champlain Heights area in South Vancouver, B.C. We volunteer in the community by supporting the removal of invasive plants and restoring the land back to it’s natural flora.
Each invasive species require unique techniques for removal. At Free the Fern, we do our best to make the soil ready for planting.
The Champlain Height trails have been a longstanding community staple. It is where our children walk to school, where people of all ages walk daily, and a network for people to connect. In a world of uncertainty and change – what can we do to foster community? What will we leave for our future?
Pilot – Doug’s Garden (Kinross Creek)
“I love giving back to the community and being part of the change we see.”
“I’ve learned so much about the types local plants – and am able to identify the difference.”
“The fern is [their] favourite plant.”
Let’s work together
Are you interested to make the Champlain Trails a greener space? Do you want to get involved in the community? Impress your friend’s with knowledge? Let’s talk.