City of Surrey - Friends of the Forest

Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) (Ages 13-17) - - SYSS Member

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For high-school youth aged 13-17.

The Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad (SYSS) is an opportunity for youth to come together and do environmental projects in Surrey's unique urban forest. SYSS is involved in habitat restoration, community events, and raising environmental awareness in the community.

We also get together to brainstorm ideas, learn about and explore nature through social activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing and more!


  • Planting native trees and shrubs
  • Removing invasive plants
  • Planning environmental projects to help teach people about the urban forest
  • Helping wildlife
  • Movie nights, field trips, and fun!


  • Gain leadership and professional skills in a supportive team environment
  • Get outdoor field experience
  • Plan and design environmental activities
  • Earn volunteer hours, improve your resume, and a personalized letter of reference
  • Meet other youth like you!


  • 13 – 17 years old (in high school)
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours for each event – come to any event that you want

Location: Various parks in Surrey

Application Process:

  • Just sign up below as a SYSS Member to receive emails about upcoming SYSS events.
  • OR drop into any of our events listed below

Please contact for more information.

 SYSS volunteers removing invasives

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon

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