Calling All Community Groups


Are you a community group, sports team, church group or student group that is looking to build teamwork and communication? Would you be interested in building capacity for your group while outdoors, breathing in the fresh air in a beautiful setting that you have never visited before?

We have just the opportunity for you...


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Shaw Cable video profiles SJ Willis and HAT

Lorraine Scollan from Shaw Community TV visited SJ Willis School and HAT while we were helping students remove invasive species from a rocky outcrop on school grounds.  It is a great example of how HAT works with schools to get students involved with nature right where they live. 


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Ivan Island - “I can’t leave without protecting it”

Powell 2“I can’t leave without protecting it” exclaimed Nancy Powell.  [I] “...represent the animals, birds, trees, bugs, flowers and everything else that lives on the land, in the water and in the air”. The land she is protecting was gifted to Nancy from her dear friend, Ivan.  It was Ivan’s passion to protect and care for the land, and it is now Nancy’s turn.  She is paying it forward for Ivan, for herself, for the wildlife, and for Metchosin.  


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Welcome to our new website

We have updated our website!  Our goal is help you find the content you are looking for more quickly and easily, and to improve the site visually.  We've re-oriented the site to help you find what you're looking for based on what you want to do.  However, all the old content is still there too, along with new sections on native plant gardening.  There is more come as well.



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SMUS Crew Pulls Broom

SMUS broom

When it comes to carrying broom, bundled in large tarpaulines down a steep mountain face, there is quite a bit of team work that is required. We were fortunate enough to have a large group of young men from St. Michaels University School (SMUS) who were up to the challenge and worked in unison to clear a large amount of the invasive plant from Havenwood Park. A typical Saturday afternoon for a teenager may involve playing video games or watching a movie with friends but these boys decided to get away from all of that and immerse themselves in nature. They used their teenage energy to help restore an important ecosystem in one of HAT's covenants that also serves as a public park to the residents of Colwood.


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