You can contribute to the GVR Community Green Map in three ways:

  1.  by nominating a site;
  2.  by submitting a location-based story;
  3.  by offering website or general feedback.


Use the field below or contact us directly via email. Have fun! We are so grateful for your contribution to the GVR Community Green Map and we hope the experience is a rewarding one! There is so much to learn and discover in this beautiful region. Thank you for your participation!


How to nominate a site:

  • Use the contact form below or send your nomination via email.
  • Tell us the name of the site;
  • Give us the address of the site or a description of where the site is;
  • Tell us why the site is important and why it should appear on the GVR Community Green Map;
  • Tell us the type of icon you think represents the site best;
  • Write a site description, following the Site Description Guidelines;
  • Include photo(s) of the site and include the site name in the file name.
  • Please note: photos MUST be your own, or provide image credit.


Site Description Guidelines

A site description is an overview of a location with some key details. The description gives the reader an idea of the site as well as information about the access and function of the site in the community (i.e., hours of operation and services provided). The description appears in a pop-up window when the site icon is clicked. A site description may be up to 600 words.

Indigenous fonts are supported by the map website and their use is encouraged for the education of all peoples in this region!


How to submit a story:

  • Use the contact form below or email your story;
  • Ensure your story is relevant to GVR Community Green Map by checking the Story guidelines and criteria;
  • Provide a story headline (title);
  • Tell us why the story should be included in the GVR Community Green Map website;
  • Follow the Story Submission Guidelines;
  • Please note: photos MUST be your own, or provide image credit.


Story Submission Guidelines

  • A story can be up to 1500 words.
  • A story is a reflection or explanation of some of the compelling aspects of a place, and can be associated with a site on the map or stand alone.
  • Stories must be location-based. A story can be historical, informational, personal, about community engagement, etc.
  • If you are sending the story by email please submit all text in the body of the email. Formatting will not transfer.
  • Submit a maximum of four or five photos as attachments and include the site name in the file titles. Ensure photos are a minimum of 400-600 pixels or 500 KB. Photos must be your own, or provide image credit.


Video Story Submission Guidelines

  • At this time YouTube is working a little better than vimeo for uploading to the mapping site. Please upload any video you have to YouTube.
  • Send us your video's URL with a brief summary/description (the summary will appear above or below the video).


Please note: The GVR Map will not include private businesses. 

At this time, we have limited our inclusion of business sites to non-profit based social enterprises. In the future, we will examine the possibilities for including privately held green businesses.