Join us for HAT's 15th Birthday and AGM

Please join us at the Swan Lake Nature House on Dec 14th at 6:30 pm for a celebration of HAT's 15th birthday and our Annual General Meeting. We will take a look back at HAT's history, and the special region that we live in, through pictures, stories, and music.

Admission is free.  Refreshments and snacks provided. HAT Members can vote during the AGM, and we encourage you to join or renew your membership at the door.

You can read our Annual Report here to find out what we've been up to over the past year, and some the challenges and successes we've had over the past 15 years.

Here's a photo from a part of that history: HAT's Board and staff celebrate the acquisition of Ayum Estuary in 1998.


Standing (left to right): Jeff Stone, Andy MacKinnon, Marilyn Lambert, Burce Whittingon, Mike Shepard, Calvin
Kneeling Front: Jan Garnett, Colleen O’Brien, and staff member Andrew Macdonald (holding son Bryn)

Update: This article originally had an incorrect date for the AGM.  My apologies for any confusion caused.


2011 Annual Report Arrives

Hello Friends,


We are so excited to present this year's annual report! This annual report is really special to us because not only does it cover this past year at HAT but also how we got here looking back at the past fifteen years. We have included a timeline of successes and challenges over the past fifteen years and all of the supporters who have helped us reach our goals. Anyone who has ever donated, volunteered or worked with HAT has played a huge role  by helping us demonstrate how a small organization can survive and achieve great results in a difficult non-profit sector. Please enjoy the report and drop us an e-mail of your favorite memory with HAT over the past 15 years!


AGM Announced - December 14th

It is that time of year again! Below are the logistics for this year's Annual General Meeting and we will be releasing more information about the meeting as we get closer to the date. For now, mark your calenders!


When: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Where: Swan Lake Nature House

Time: 6:30pm- Meeting Starts at 7pm.


Ready, Set, Solve


Ready, Set , Solve : The CRD Student Climate Challenge is an amazing initiative from the creative people working on climate change in the CRD. We are so pleased to be apart of this intuitive project and have been lucky enough to receive a great group of University of Victoria students to help make our office green! Here is some more information about the project via the CRD Climate Change website:


Ready, Set, Solve (RSS) is a fun, applied learning challenge focused on getting post-secondary students to help solve small, but real, energy efficiency and climate-related challenges that exist in the Capital Region during the fall 2011 academic semester.

Municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and institutions in the Capital Region face unique challenges in working towards their climate action goals. Undergraduate students have a fresh perspective, and the relevant skills and knowledge but often lack the opportunity to gain practical experience, build their networks in the community, and direct their learning to the topics that they are most passionate about.  Simply put, the goal of RSS is to bring these two groups together in the pursuit of real climate change and energy efficiency solutions, it’s a win, win, win situation.

We unfortunately work in an older building which isn't overly energy efficient and we are so busy working on protecting land outside of the office that we don't have the time to make our office more energy efficient. We are so thrilled that our group of students are going to help us reach our goals of cutting carbon emissions and lowering our energy bills. We will keep you up to date over the next few months on how our office is coming along. A big thank you the Capital Regional District and our wonderful group consisting of Vicki, Jessica and Inka for all your hard work! We really appreciate it!


HAT Chat Summer 2011

HAT Chat Summer 2011 - Our latest newsletter is here! Click on the image to find out more about Conservation Connection 2011, Painted Turtles, Habitat Stewardship and much more!



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