Hannah Jay (Forest Operations)

Park Worker at Metro Vancouver (Parks and Environment) in Vancouver, BC

Hannah Jay, a first year UBC Forestry Co-op student, standing in a park wearing a Metro Vancouver hat and smiling.

This summer I took the opportunity to work in Pacific Spirit Park as a Park Worker with Metro Vancouver in the Parks and Environment Department. As a park worker in the Operations unit, I contribute to completing daily operational tasks including vegetation management and other small maintenance projects. The Operations team assists various with non-profit organizations to facilitate events and volunteer work parties often focussing on restoration projects. The collaboration with these organizations promotes public awareness to environmental stewardship. Overall, this position has allowed me a greater appreciation for the work that is required to maintain natural recreational spaces in urban environments and has opened my eyes to the unique challenges and benefits of working in a government position. I have met and worked with so many wonderful people- I am grateful that Co-op has provided me with this opportunity!

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