Tea Party Date Change

The Donor Recognition Tea Party date has changed!  Unfortunately, Spinnakers' was not available for September 6th due to a scheduling conflict we were not aware of until after the Invitations were mailed.  Fortunately, we have been able to re-schedule for September 13th!  

As a way of saying thank you to our donors, we have invited many of you to join us at Spinnakers' Brew Pub on Saturday, September 13th at 3:00pm for tea and a nature walk at the Matson Conservation Area.  Please RSVP to the HAT office - 250 995-2428.

Click here for a map to Spinnakers.  Carpooling can be arranged by calling the HAT office.


Conservation Connection Forum

fancy_tree.jpgConservation Connection Forum update!

The forum is taking shape and we are very pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker, Dave Fraser of the Ministry of Environment, who will be speaking about the new conservation framework.

The Forum will feature sessions on fundraising, volunteering, local food issues, wetlands best management practices, the green by-laws toolkit, climate change and marine ecosystems.

We encourage you to register by Friday September 5th, by calling the office at 250-995-2428 or register online by clicking here.


Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative Mapping Report available for download

The Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative Mapping Report is available for download!  The Tree Cover and Impervious Surface mapping compares orthophotos from 1986 to photos from 2005 to determine where changes in tree cover and impervious surface have occured in Greater Victoria.  The full report and an executive summary are available.  Click here to download the report, or for more information about urban forests and the Urban Forest Stewardship Initiative Mapping Report.

Tree cover in Greater Victoria


Conservation Connection Presenters

The line up for the Conservation Connection Forum is quickly taking shape! Dave Fraser, Endangered Species Specialist, Ministry of Environment, will speak on the new Conservation Framework, Nikki Wright will be on a panel discussing the state of aquatic conservation, and eelgrass monitoring and restoration, and Judith Cullington will speak on Wetlands Best Management Practices. There will also be presentations on fundraising, and attracting and managing volunteers. More news will be coming soon. For more information or to register for the Forum, click here.

Conservation Connection 2007


Organic Islands Festival

HAT and Garry Oakley attended this year's Islands Organic Festival at Glendale Gardens. Thousands of people enjoyed the music and exhibits geared towards a sustainable future. Garry Oakley barked: "There were so many tree huggers, I had to leaf early!" Despite an unfortunate incident involving a dog, Garry enjoyed the event thanks to several helpings of compost supplied by eager children

organic fest canoeing with garry oakley


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