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  • 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!

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    Habitat Acquisition Trust and the Greater Victoria Green Team welcomes you to a day of restoration at Ruby Creek, along Witty's Lagoon. This is one of the covenants that HAT helps manage, so this event offers an opportunity to see a lovely area not usually open to the public.

    Lend a hand removing invasive plants with tools, training, snacks and refreshments provided by GVGT & HAT.

    Bring your lunch, weather-ready gear, water, and we'll bring the rest. Please note, we'll be tackling Laurel-daphne, so this particular trip won't be kid-friendly. Keep your eye on our events and sign up for our volunteer newsletter if you're keen on getting the little habitat stewards out and involved. Don't forget to RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    January 23 9:30 am to 2:00 pm - come for all or part of the day.

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    Location :Metchosin, RSVP for details (private property)
    Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-995-2428
     

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  • From time to time, HAT is lucky enough to include students in our projects. Today, we'd like to do a student highlight, and feature one of our student collaborators' projects from her perspective:

    Bryana conducting restoration on HAT's Prospect Lake Covenant

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  • March 28 9:30 to 2 | Habitat Restoration in Havenwood Park, ColwoodHavenwoodMarch282015

    Please come and join HAT for a day of invasive species removal at Havenwood Park. We are continuing the battle of the weeds, with a focus on daphne, English holly and Scotch broom.

    Coffee, water & tools are provided. Please bring gloves, water bottle, a lunch and if you love to bake... treats to share!

    Work begins at 10am, after 30 minute orientation with coffee. Drop-ins welcome!

    Please RSVP or to secure a carpool spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-995-2428. Contact HAT  for information on our events with HAT.

    Map Location here - we will meet at the Veteran's Memorial Pkwy entrance, you will see it on the right hand side of the road. Look for HAT Volunteer Signs

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  • For the last four months Jenny has been volunteering her evenings and weekends for HAT’s Stewardship programs. Jenny is always up for learning new things, and has specifically been helping with nest box monitoring and data management for the Western Screech Owl Program. On top of all of this, Jenny is also a team leader for one of the groups working on the Summer Bat Survey, a program that is doing a great job with our nocturnal winged friends, and in outreaching to local communities. Jenny brings a wealth of knowledge about biology, wildlife conservation, and professional experience with a strong background in marine species of the Salish Sea. Her stellar worth ethic, passion for conservation, and dedication to any task is an inspiration to us at HAT. Thank you Jenny for joining us!

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  • Wildwood Watershed Landowners Learn Frog-Friendly Creek Stewardship

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    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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