HAT Helps Esquimalt Plant for Centennial

HAT was fortunate enough to be apart of Esquimalt's Centennial celeberations this past weekend, helping to restore important creek side habitat. Esquimalt has a lot to be proud of as of late and we wanted to continue on that momentum by planting 100 native plants, shrubs and trees in honor of their 100th birthday. We want to thank our volunteers and every person who stopped by to plant a shrub or tree that will turn the Gorge Creek into a valuable ecosystem for hundreds of years to come.




Gorge Creek Planting Project

Join HAT volunteers restoring the Gorge Creek streamside while you learn your native plants, invasive plants, planting techniques and review salt marsh restoration. Please help us in planting one hundred trees and shrubs for Esquimalt's Centennial Celebrations at Gorge Creek Park. Esquimalt Parks staff and HAT have identified a streamside planting site for a volunteer community workshop on habitat conservation.

Date: Saturday, September 8th

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: Upstream Bridge over the Creek (see map below)



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Not Your Average Volunteer Opportunity

VolunteerLkDate: Saturday, July 28

Time: 10-3pm

Where: Mt. Matheson - one of HAT’s conservation covenants!

What: Broom Bash on private, beautiful covenant that includes a chili lunch (12-1pm) and the opportunity to cool down in a on site lake. HAT will provide all the tools, snacks and gloves but if you have any loppers or good tools for pulling broom ,we appreciate if you could bring them.
We will be doing some carpooling from our office as it is a bit of a drive from Victoria. This is a can’t miss event as you are not only helping to remove invasive species but you get to actually visit one of HAT’s covenants and talk with the property owners (they are also the chili chefs) .


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HAT teams up with LTABC for Gala Fundraiser

11 MG 34162Each winter we put on a gala dinner and fundraiser for our members and the community at large that usually involves a sit down dinner, auction and presentations. This year we are going in a new direction and teaming up with the Land Trust Alliance of B.C for a Green Christmas gala fundraiser. Picture a classy, initimate evening filled with gourmet local tapas created by Passion Eat Foods, live and silent auctions, entertainment, raffles and local beer, spirits and wines. It will be a warm, holiday event to help raise money to keep land protected in Victoria and around British Columbia. We hope you will be able to join us, stay tuned for more details and we will let you know when tickets go on sale shortly.

Time: 7-930pm

Date: Sunday, November 18 2012

Venue: The Atrium on Yates and Blanshard

Price: $75


Hummingbirds at Matson Conservation Land!


Volunteers from the Rocky Point Bird Observatory are monitoring a swarm of hummingbirds in the Matson Conservation Area, HAT's demonstration site for urban habitat conservation. Working for biologist Alison Moran, they are discovering some previously unobserved behaviours from mother Annas Hummingbirds. It may be that our local (and recently established) population is really taking off, especially considering the skyrocketing numbers observed at the Christmas bird count. Find out more by clicking here.


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