2010 Annual General Meeting Announcement
- Created: Monday, 25 October 2010 13:18
Join HAT tree planting volunteers this Saturday, October 23rd
Adam Kerr Park in Central Saanich is a new park with a recently created pond that was adopted this year by at least one endangered painted turtle. We’re going to help the District of Central Saanich and Peninsula Streams to plant over 100 trees and shrubs as part of a natural buffer for Tetayut/Sandhill Creek. We will offer a nature tour, planting workshop, and free lunch for all volunteers! This project is a conservation outcome of our Cordova Shore Good Neighbours Project. Bring your eye protection, dress for the weather, and meet us at the bridge over the creek (see map). Transport may be arranged in advance. Please call Todd to let us know you’re planning to attend 250 995 2428 (250 812 7467 day of event).
Join HAT’s volunteer habitat helpers at the Matson Conservation Area on Nov 14th
HAT owns and manages the Matson Conservation Area as a demonstration site for proven conservation management practices. Learn how to care for our woodlands in a beautiful waterfront sanctuary with incredible harbour views. Hundreds of volunteer hours have been invested in the protection of
Update: Thank you to everyone who attended the 2010 Conservation Connection Forum, and helped to make it such a success!
Orginial Blog: The 10th annual Conservation Connection Forum is scheduled for Friday September 17th, 2010.
Connect with conservation leaders in our community, including Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada; Ken Cossey, Tsawout Lands Manager; local MPs and MLAs, many other presenters, and representatives from local conservation organizations and governments.
The 10th annual Conservation Connection forum will bring together organizations working on environmental issues in our region to build partnerships and capacity. This full day forum is organized by Habitat Acquisition Trust and sponsored by
Registration is on the Royal Roads Continuing Studies Website. Please make sure you choose the correct registration category. Any individual who works or volunteers for a not for profit organization is welcome to register under the Not for profit organizations category. Individuals and other organizations, please ensure you register under the Individuals and other organizations category. Forum presenters, please ensure you register under the Forum Presenters category if you will be attending the rest of the forum and lunch.
The Cordova Shore Good Neighbours Project has had a successful launch in Central Saanich this month accompanied by gloriously sunny beach weather. Over the past two weeks, HAT has been at Island View Beach and throughout the neighbourhood working with residents and visitors to better understand and conserve the rare habitats of the Saanich Peninsula. The dune ecosystems around Island View contain many sensitive plants that have been protected and used for food and medicinal purposes by the TSAWOUT First Nation for centuries. Judith Lavoie highlighted the significance of these species under the direction of ethno botanists Lewis Williams and Earl Claxton Jr. in a recent Times Colonist article: "The sand dunes we love to death."
On Sunday, July 11, HAT successfully co-hosted an Eelgrass Mapping Event with Seachange Marine Conservation Society and TSAWOUT. Nikki Wright led an informative talk about eelgrass habitats and their importance in the lives of nearly all of our wild salmon on the coast. For this event we also conducted a valuable eelgrass mapping exercise, were led on a dune walk with Lewis Williams, and visited with birds of prey from Pacific Northwest Raptors. We have two more exciting events planned for this summer, for details please click here.
Learning about salt marshes and intertidal plants is essential for a complete understanding of our coastal ecosystems, but the real progress on the project occurs as a result of local landowners who make a personal commitment to habitat conservation. Since early July, HAT has been visiting with residents in the Tetayut Creek watershed, Noble Creek watershed, and ocean catchment watersheds throughout
For more information about the Good Neighbours Project, CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions, or would like to book a free and confidential visit on your property with our HAT land care biologist, please contact Todd or Kimberly at 250-995-2428.