Spring has sprung and HAT has been busy doing some restoration work with our volunteers!
Wednesday, March 8th brought a restoration session on our Matson lands with a team of 15 lovely volunteers. The team dug up invasive plant bulbs to make room for an expanse of native species!
Thanks to Cafe fantastico for keeping us warm during this chilly start to spring!
On Thursday March 16th, HAT headed over to one of our Covenants on Galiano Island with a crew of our volunteers along with Synergy Enterprises, Hemp and Company, and Big Wheel Burger for an overnight restoration trip. The area was disturbed and needed some replanting, which was fun and and rewarding as they managed to plant 100 native trees, shrubs, and ferns! The team also removed broom, and re-fenced some young plants that were planted previously. What a success!
HAT would like to thank TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Islands Trust Fund, and Synergy clients for helping us make this restoration possible, along with Costco Langford's Bakery for keeping our volunteers fueled throughout the trip. Of course, a special thanks to all of the helpful volunteers and community members that made their way out to help us make a big difference!
Most recently, the team set out to Havenwood Park (along with Friends of Havenwood Park, of course!) to remove invasive species including Himalayan Blackberry, Ivy, and more. The 23 helpful HATters pulled a huge pile of invasives to make room for sprinf blooms of native wildflowers. Thanks to our amazing friends at Royal Bay Bakery, who fed our hungry volunteers treats throughout the day. Below are some photos of flora at Havenwood Park!
We also have an exciting event at Ruby Creek coming up quickly!
When: Saturday, May 6th, 10am to 3pm
Where: Meeting at Witty's Lagoon parking lot
What: Invasive species removal and blue-grey taildropper slug walk & talk. Lunch and snacks provided!