Not Your Average Volunteer Opportunity

VolunteerLkDate: Saturday, July 28

Time: 10-3pm

Where: Mt. Matheson - one of HAT’s conservation covenants!

What: Broom Bash on private, beautiful covenant that includes a chili lunch (12-1pm) and the opportunity to cool down in a on site lake. HAT will provide all the tools, snacks and gloves but if you have any loppers or good tools for pulling broom ,we appreciate if you could bring them.
We will be doing some carpooling from our office as it is a bit of a drive from Victoria. This is a can’t miss event as you are not only helping to remove invasive species but you get to actually visit one of HAT’s covenants and talk with the property owners (they are also the chili chefs) .


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HAT teams up with LTABC for Gala Fundraiser

11 MG 34162Each winter we put on a gala dinner and fundraiser for our members and the community at large that usually involves a sit down dinner, auction and presentations. This year we are going in a new direction and teaming up with the Land Trust Alliance of B.C for a Green Christmas gala fundraiser. Picture a classy, initimate evening filled with gourmet local tapas created by Passion Eat Foods, live and silent auctions, entertainment, raffles and local beer, spirits and wines. It will be a warm, holiday event to help raise money to keep land protected in Victoria and around British Columbia. We hope you will be able to join us, stay tuned for more details and we will let you know when tickets go on sale shortly.

Time: 7-930pm

Date: Sunday, November 18 2012

Venue: The Atrium on Yates and Blanshard

Price: $75


Hummingbirds at Matson Conservation Land!


Volunteers from the Rocky Point Bird Observatory are monitoring a swarm of hummingbirds in the Matson Conservation Area, HAT's demonstration site for urban habitat conservation. Working for biologist Alison Moran, they are discovering some previously unobserved behaviours from mother Annas Hummingbirds. It may be that our local (and recently established) population is really taking off, especially considering the skyrocketing numbers observed at the Christmas bird count. Find out more by clicking here.


Winning the War - A Journey to Senanus Island

Untitled-1The following feel good story was written by Denis Coupland from KENNES Watershed Project and he paints a beautiful picture of what goes into restoring special areas in our region. HAT has been fortunate enough to participate in this journey for the past few years and to see the difference a group of volunteers can make is powerful. This year HAT was represented by Todd Carnahan (he also took all the photos you are about to see!), our new summer intern Paige- Erickson-McGee and three HAT volunteers. Enjoy the following read and pass it along to anyone who has put in time and effort to help restore natural areas.



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Students Tour Stoneridge Wetland with HAT

Stoneridge-Wetlands-Eagleview-studentsWhen Eagleview Elementary contacted HAT for a nature tour of the Stoneridge Wetland we jumped at the chance. With a new school and residential neighbourhood now beside the wetlands, HAT’s Craigflower Creek Good Neighbours Project will help them to care for this and other sensitive habitats around the school. The students’ families and others in the Craigflower watershed can meet with our staff on their properties to identify land care opportunities that maintain high water quality and prevent erosion. Visits are free and confidential; landowners receive detailed information about their land including suggested native plants and solutions for common landscape issues like invasive plants. Call Todd or Paige at 250 995 2428 to schedule a visit.


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