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free the fern

connecting community through environmental stewardship

As part of our Healing Forest project, we are launching a fern fundraiser in support of the Urban Native Youth Association:

Free the Fern has partnered with Coast Salish artist, Andrea Fritz of the Lyackson First Nation to design a fern t-shirt and bag.

They are printed on sustainable cotton fabric by local Burnaby printers, Pressing Matters.

100% of money raised by donations for t-shirts ($30) or bags ($20) will go to the Urban Native Youth Association and their important art, wellness, education, and housing programs for local Indigenous youth.

Donate via e-transfer or cash and pickup locally in South East Vancouver at an upcoming Free the Fern event.

Removal of Invasive Plants

Working with communities to remove invasive plants within the Champlain Heights area of Vancouver, B.C.

Supporting Growth of
Native Plants

Planting Native species to promote natural forest growth for future generations.

Community Engagement

Engaging the community in working the land, and providing education about invasive and native plant species.

Who we are

Free the Fern is a network of environmental stewards living within Champlain Heights area in South Vancouver, B.C. We support forest restoration by removing invasive plants and replanting native plants.


We are an active network of stewards working to remove invasive plants and replant native plants along the Champlain Heights Trail system.

“I love giving back to the community and being part of the change we see.”


“I’ve learned so much about native plants – and am able to identify the difference.”


“The fern is my favourite plant.”


Let’s work together