HAT is very excited to introduce Sara Lax as the newest member of the HAT team. She will be working with us for the next several months as a Conservation Technician. We look forward to updating our HAT community about the work that Sara helps us accomplish.
Over the past few years, Sara has been involved in a variety of initiatives related to conservation, ecological restoration and environmental education. From working for Parks Canada as a Public Outreach Assistant facilitating volunteer restoration events and programs in Garry Oak Ecosystems and the coastal sands of Sidney Spit, to guiding groups of sea kayakers around Saltspring Island, Sara continues to find ways to nurture her love of nature and place-based environmental education through her work and play.
Sara grew up in Victoria (on the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories) and enjoyed many summers on Hornby Island (K'ómoks territory) exploring the intertidal pools carved out of sandstone beaches with her dog and family. She completed an undergraduate degree in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria in 2019. Sara is also a steward for the Victoria High School Native Plant Meadow with Saanich Native Plants and School District 61, and is an enthusiastic advocate for commuter cycling in the region.
We are so excited and look forward to sharing all that she will do. Photo at the top of the page is from Musgmagw Dzawada’enuxw territory (Burdwood Group) on summer 2020 kayaking trip in the Broughton Archipelago.