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HAT SPRING CHAT with links Page 1Our latest newsletter, HAT Chat is out - you can download the pdf here - and in it we featured Nancy Powell, who recently protected 7 acres of her property with a conservation covenant. 

The Goldstream Gazette featured Nancy and her commitment to conserving her land, which you can read here.  It is a wonderful good news story, and a great example of how one person can make a difference in our efforts to conserve nature in our region.

Of course not everyone has property to conserve, and we each have to find where we can make a difference, but Nancy's efforts can be inspiration for all of us.

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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.

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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

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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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