• 14 Aug
    Fieldwork Fridays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

     Stewardship Volunteer Crew needed Starting August 7, the Stewardship Team will be operating Fieldwork

  • 15 Aug
    Ice Cream Member's Social 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

    “HAT Ice Cream Social” at the Gardens at HCP UPDATE: Registration for this event is now full (as

  • 21 Aug
    Fieldwork Fridays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

     Stewardship Volunteer Crew needed Starting August 7, the Stewardship Team will be operating Fieldwork

  • 28 Aug
    Fieldwork Fridays 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

     Stewardship Volunteer Crew needed Starting August 7, the Stewardship Team will be operating Fieldwork

  • 29 Aug
    Habitat Restoration Day in Sooke 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

    Where:  Sooke, BC -  privately owned conservation land Time:  10-2pm   Please Register Here:  

May 23 is World Turtle Day

This Saturday May 23rd is World Turtle Day! In honor of this righteous day we are requesting our volunteers to head to a local lake (Thetis, Langford, Elk-Beaver, Durrance, Matheson, or others) and scout for turtles.

Take photos if you can, and report what you see to HAT by phone 250-995-2428, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook.

We are nearing the end of nesting season for our native Western Painted Turtle, but they will likely be basking in this early summer sun or crossing the roads after nesting. So keep your eyes open and report turtle sightings to HAT!

 

What To Do If You Find a Turtle

Whether it is on a road, in a pond, or digging in your backyard, there are steps you can take to help out these friends.

What kind of turtle am I seeing? ID Guide

In the Victoria area we have two main species of turtle, use this guide to help you ID which one you are seeing

About Western Painted Turtles

Find out why these turtles are so special and unique to our region

 About HAT's Turtle Habitat Stewardship Project

HAT has been working to help this endangered turtle, learn more about the work we have been doing to protect and restore their habitat.

Support the HAT Turtle Project Today

Your support of the turtle project means these mother turtles have a chance to lay their eggs in a safe place and continue on in the next generation! 

So get out there and keep your eyes out for these little heroes in a half shell! Soon the baby turtles will be on the move like this one:

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Upcoming Events

14 Aug 2020
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Fieldwork Fridays
15 Aug 2020
03:00PM - 06:00PM
Ice Cream Member's Social
21 Aug 2020
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Fieldwork Fridays
28 Aug 2020
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Fieldwork Fridays
29 Aug 2020
10:00AM - 02:00PM
Habitat Restoration Day in Sooke
04 Sep 2020
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Fieldwork Fridays

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