Save Mary Lake

Help us save Mary Lake - 1 square meter at a time.  

Mary lake

HAT is supporting the Highlands Stewardship Foundation's campaign to purchase the 107 acre Mary Lake parcel and turn it into a park that will benefit the community forever.  

The Mary Lake property is 107 acres of second growth Douglas-fir forest, seasonal wetlands, creeks, and of course the 7 acre Lake itself.  The property connects Gowlland-Tod Park with Thetis Lake Park, creating a wildlife and trail network that will benefit ecosystems and outdoor enthusiasts for generations.

More information will be coming to the HAT website soon, but you can learn more and save your square meter today at


Do you remember planting your first tree?


Volunteers planted over 40 trees and shrubs at the new Adam Kerr Park in Central Saanich as part of HAT's Cordova Shore Good Neighbours Project. Cuthroat trout downstream in Tetayut Creek are enjoying better habitat as a result of restoration work completed here by Central Saanich and Peninsula Streams. Thanks to Gerald Harris and his Baha'i eco-team who will join us again at the Matson Conservation Area in November! Call HAT to get you team working for nature! 250 995 2428


2010 Annual General Meeting Announcement

HAT's 2010 Annual General Meeting will be held at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00 pm.  We hope that you join us, and catch up on HAT's work over the past year.  More details coming soon.


Plant a tree with HAT this Saturday!

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 VictoriaHarbour’s last Garry oak meadows: See the results and become part of the solution. Planned activities include a mushroom tour, shrub planting, and invasive plant identification/control. Call Todd at HAT to register: 250 995 2428 (250 812 7467 day of event). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for location map.



New Habitat Stewards on the Peninsula

Over 25 families have made written commitments to protect habitats and water quality on their lands and parks by the Cordova Shore of the Saanich Peninsula. Some of HAT's new Habitat Stewards attended a special recognition event at Island View Beach Regional Park on August 14th (left to right): John & Linda Dammeyer, Margaret & Rob House, Central Saanich Mayor Jack Mar, HAT's Todd Carnahan, Jessica Ball, Teresa Verenitch, Margaret Woodlock, and Donna & David Petroski. We welcome you all to our legion of over 250 Habitat Stewards throughout the region!Cordova_Shore_Habitat_Stewards_2010_web_copy


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