Stewardship Series: Native Plant Walk - Aug 2023

August 1, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Stewardship Series: Native Plant Walk - Aug 2023 photo


As part of the 2023 Stewardship Series, organized in partnership with ISCMV & SPES, we welcome you to sign up for our upcoming:

Native Plant Walk on August 1, 2023 - 6:30-8:00pm

We will be meeting at the Stanley Park Ecology Society Office (610 Pipeline Road) and going for a walk along the South Creek Trail. We are honoured to have Matthew Williams of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh nation, leading the walk. Matthew will be sharing the traditional uses of the native plants in Stanley Park.

Preregistration is required for this event. As registration is now full, please fill in our form to be added to our waitslist.

Matthew Williams (Siýámken) is a member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. He spent much of his childhood at the longhouse at Cheakamus Centre, supporting and teaching the Skw’une-was program from the age of 13. His grandmother Keek-yik (Ann Billy) first introduced him to  Sḵwx̱wú7mesh teaching methods and guided him in the development of his learning. He spent time with his grandmother gathering native plants for food and medicine. Matthew was a key member of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Project and provided cultural interpretation mentoring to Aboriginal Youth Ambassadors in preparation for the 2010 Olympic games. Leading by example, he shares singing, drumming, fishing, woodworking, cedar weaving and ancestral language skills with thousands of students ensuring the continuity of these practices and inspiring others to learn more. In 2022 & 2023 he partnered with the The Environmental Youth Alliance & Free the Fern Stewardship Society, to run native plant walks for the public. Matthew loves to share not only his knowledge of native plants, but also stories from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh nation.