With the summer just beginning, we are grateful to the Canada Summer Jobs program for allowing us to bring in two Summer Interns!
Salia Wilson (pictured right) comes back to us for a second term as Conservation Intern. We are glad to have her knowledge from the previous year's Good Neighbours backyard stewardship project in Sooke, to bring to the Metchosin Shoreline Good Neighbours Project this year.
Last year Salia helped out with everything from organizing habitat restoration and a beach cleanup at French Beach to removing thistles for Western Painted Turtles. Welcome back Salia!
Also joining us this summer is new Land Protection Intern Jordana Herron (photo right). Jordana began volunteering with Habitat Acquisition Trust this spring and quickly dove into invasive species pulls, amphibian surveying at Goldstream Park with Dr. Kristiina Ovaska, and more in a manner of weeks. We are pleased to welcome her to our team!
Jordana grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but has been working seasonally in BC since 2009. The beauty and biodiversity of BC left such an impression on her that, when she decided to go back to school, Jordana chose the Environmental Technology program at Camosun College for it's focus on sustainability and field work. Jordana enjoys that Victoria has so many opportunities to volunteer with conservation activities, like checking up on the Western Red-backed salamanders at Goldstream park as she's pictured doing in the photo on the left. Jordanas says, "The Land Protection Intern position at HAT feels like the perfect fit and I hope it will lead to a career in conservation."