Surveillance is the groundwork that builds our knowledge in order to plan successful actions. At this time we are gathering information to build our spring mobilization.

What you will do:

  • Monitor traffic patterns in and out of various pipeline construction worksites in Burnaby.
  • After an orientation you will set up at one of several locations to look, listen & record movement of equipment, vehicles and people in and out.
  • Sign up to a date (weekly or bi-weekly), whether weekday or weekend.
  • Schedule your two-hour shift (anytime between 6:15 am- 5:00 pm).
  • This is fully legal, non-arrestable surveillance that takes place well outside their fences & injunction zone.
  • Submit your reports through our secure communication channels.
  • Actually do something that will make a difference.

What skills and experience you'll bring:

  • You are prepared to be outside in any weather (bring a chair?)
  • Ability to focus, observe, & record findings / field notes.
  • Willingness to make brief reports following your shift using our existing online communication platform.
  • Bonus: if you team up with a friend it doubles our capacity as we can monitor multiple connected sites simultaneously!

Start Date-Immediate

How to Apply:

Please write a brief note telling us why you want to be a part of Protect the Planet, including a sense of your available days and times - and email it to with the words Surveillance in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!