Our last event was be held on Saturday, April 26 at Oak Haven Park in Brentwood Bay. We had Richard Hebda with us to lead a short “walk and talk” and saw the spring wild flowers which are just beautiful at this time of the year. Our work will focused on removing invasive species, mostly scotch broom. Morning coffee and snack was provided by Keating Coffee. It was a mix of good exercise, some nature education and excellent conversation.
Oak Haven Municipal Park is a 10-hectare rocky outcrop of endangered Garry Oak and associated ecosystems. Unique and beautiful, Garry Oak ecosystems are considered one of the three most threatened in Canada.
HAT holds a Conservation Covenant on Oak Haven Park - a Central Saanich municipal park. Central Saanich asked HAT to register a covenant on the park to ensure that future generations would continue to respect and protect the rare Garry Oak meadows and wildflowers that give the park its name.