National Volunteer Week, Day 5 - Liz Belcher
- Created: Friday, 23 April 2021 16:41
HAPPY EARTH DAY National Volunteer Week, Day 4 - Alf Birch
- Created: Thursday, 22 April 2021 11:11
It is a great pleasure to write this, and to have it published on Earth Day 2021! On the 4th day of National Volunteer Week, HAT’s Land Protection coordinator Barb von Sacken would like to celebrate Alf Birch. Alf is one of HAT’s most dedicated volunteers, and has found a way to get involved in nearly every aspect of what HAT does!
(Alf, centre, with partner Robbi Birch at the HAT Ice Cream Social, 2021)
National Volunteer Week, Day 3 - Matson Mattocks & the Friends of Havenwood Park
- Created: Wednesday, 21 April 2021 09:55
It’s with special dedication to the two HAT Stewardship Groups that have been meeting weekly for many years at two HAT protected areas – the Matson Mattocks who have been working at the Matson Conservation Area in Esquimalt, and the Friends of Havenwood Park (FOHP) in Colwood, that Wendy Tyrrell, HAT’s Habitat Management Coordinator celebrates Day 3 of International Volunteer Week. Together these groups clock in over 1000 hours of restoring these lands each year!
During the global pandemic we have found ourselves in, the HAT stewardship volunteer groups have not only continued to dedicate time in their lives to be in these natural areas, tirelessly doing the challenging and physically hard labour of managing invasive plants on a weekly basis, but they have also been the eyes and ears on the ground and the foundation of community building. Bringing situations to our attention and telling stories of discovering new plants, wildlife and community members visiting the park.
National Volunteer Week, Day 2 - Joanna Preston
- Created: Tuesday, 20 April 2021 09:44
For Day 2 of National Volunteer Week, Paige Erickson-McGee, HAT’s Stewardship Coordinator, would like to recognize Joanna Preston for taking a leadership role in volunteering and supporting Habitat Acquisition Trust, particularly through the organization of and extensive participation in Western Screech Owl monitoring since 2017. Joanna is a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) and works as a Wildlife Biologist for Stantec Environmental Consulting. With 15 years’ experience in Western Canada working on bats, songbirds, raptors, amphibians and more, Joanna brings a wealth of knowledge to HAT. Despite a full-time career, Joanna finds the time to volunteer her extensive skills and expertise to HAT’s Western Screech Owl Stewardship and Monitoring Project.
Reflecting on what inspires her about volunteering with us Joanna shared, "HAT made me realize I can contribute in a meaningful way to conservation initiatives and wildlife programs with real positive results. The HAT staff are awesome to work with and super knowledgeable…I've learned a lot."
WE'RE HIRING! RESTORATION FIELD TECHNICIAN
- Created: Monday, 19 April 2021 10:41
Do you love nature and being out of doors? Do you want to make a difference in the natural spaces in your community? HAT is hiring for three new positions and we are now accepting applications.
Restoration Field Technician - Two positions
Restoration Field Supervisor - One position
Term: Temporary Full-time positions starting June 2021 through November 2021
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Wage: $20/hour - $21/hour
Deadline for application is 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021