We've got Spring Gardening Resources!

Pink Fawn LilyThe Fawn Lilies and Shooting Stars are out here in Victoria, so it must be time to start planting our gardens!  Unlike some delicate garden plants, native species establish well in the wet soil and cooler days of spring.  And while many of our native flowers take a long time to go from seed to flower, the payoff is defintely worth it !  

 To help inspire you, we've been working on the gardening section of our website. There are articles on some of our favorite native species in the garden, such as Pacific Ninebark and Mock Orange, as well as our Gardening with Native Plants guide.  There are also articles on other ecologically friendly gardening practices, such as Lasagna Gardening to re-vegetate areas, building a pond, and organic lawn care.


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Join us at the 2012 Land Trust Alliance Seminar Series

Join HAT and many others from around the Province at the Land Trust Alliance of BC annual seminar series, this year in Cowichan Bay.


Highlights include workshops on Social Media, Covenants, Fundraising, and Species at Risk, not to mention a canoe trip in Cowichan Bay!


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Calling All Community Groups


Are you a community group, sports team, church group or student group that is looking to build teamwork and communication? Would you be interested in building capacity for your group while outdoors, breathing in the fresh air in a beautiful setting that you have never visited before?

We have just the opportunity for you...


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Shaw Cable video profiles SJ Willis and HAT

Lorraine Scollan from Shaw Community TV visited SJ Willis School and HAT while we were helping students remove invasive species from a rocky outcrop on school grounds.  It is a great example of how HAT works with schools to get students involved with nature right where they live. 


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Ivan Island - “I can’t leave without protecting it”

Powell 2“I can’t leave without protecting it” exclaimed Nancy Powell.  [I] “...represent the animals, birds, trees, bugs, flowers and everything else that lives on the land, in the water and in the air”. The land she is protecting was gifted to Nancy from her dear friend, Ivan.  It was Ivan’s passion to protect and care for the land, and it is now Nancy’s turn.  She is paying it forward for Ivan, for herself, for the wildlife, and for Metchosin.  


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