good neighbours,

  • habitatsteward

    If you are committed to wildlife and water friendly land care practices, and want to see ecologically friendly yard and garden care become more wide spread, then consider asking HAT to become a Habitat Steward. Habitat Stewards commit in writing to:


  • My Internship with Habitat Acquisition Trust                                                                         

    by Caroline Merner       

    Fall has crept up quickly and I cannot help but reminisce about the amazing season I spent as the Outreach Intern for Habitat Acquisition Trust this summer.  At Thanksgiving, I contemplate why I am so grateful for having had this opportunity. This internship put the theory from my environmental studies at Dalhousie University into practice. Aside from being biology-based, I developed essential communication and outreach skills.

    Caroline Merner Senanus Island

    Caroline (front, centre) and other volunteers with HAT staff returning from Senanus Island


  • Join us on an adventure to Senanus Island

    Free Boat ride with T’sartlip Elders for volunteers restoring sacred Senanus Island

    Wednesday May 27 9am to 3pm

    On Wednesday May 27th - a crew of HAT volunteers and staff will join Peninsual Streams, Tsartlip First Nation members, and high school students from ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School for the ḰENNES (Hagan/Graham Creek, pronounced qua-nis) Watershed Project on the 10th Annual Senanus Island Restoration Day!

    Spots are limited, please call 250-995-2428 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure a spot on the boat to Senanus. The boat trips leaving from the Brentwood Lodge dock will begin at 9am. 

    We will be removing invasive blackberry, daphne and other species. Please bring water, sun protection, sturdy shoes, a lunch, gloves if you have them, and some energy!


  • Wildwood Watershed Landowners Learn Frog-Friendly Creek Stewardship

    By Paige Erickson-McGee & Wendy Tyrrell

    On November 30, 2018, HAT hosted the workshop Creating Frog Friendly Spaces with Native Plantsaimed toward landowners with creeks or wetland areas on their properties. HAT was thrilled to have 22 registered workshop participants, including 10 Habitat Stewards in the Wildwood Creek Watershed. The workshop was held on a HAT Conservation Covenant property in Metchosin where the landowner is also a Habitat Steward with the Good Neighbours Program.


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