• 28 Nov
    Giving Tuesday! All Day

    Its Giving Tuesday, a chance to counter consumer

  • 13 Jan
    Volunteer Appreciation Day! 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    Sat, Jan 13 9 - 11 am at Martin Bachelor Gallery (712 Cormorant St) featuring artist Joanne Thomson's

Shore Do Love You and THRIVE: A Future Where Everything Belongs

Joanne Thomson presents a solo exhibition of paintings, featuring Shore Do Love You -

A Romantic Nature Art Workshop in support of Habitat Acquisition Trust.

at the Gage Gallery 2031 Oak Bay Avenue.

February 1­–18, 2017

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CalendarsAll sales go to HAT programs with the mission to protect nature on south Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands (unless otherwise indicated)

**for a limited time** Conservation Calendars by Alena E.S. Photography ($25)

Pre-order by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-995-2428

Pick up at 825 Broughton St. Victoria, BC (mezzanine level - first flight of stairs on the left)

$25 each or 5 for $100. 50% of profits go towards Habitat Acquisition Trust's programs.

More information on Alena's Photography here.

 

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HAT Hats ($21.40)

Pre-order by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-995-2428

Pick up at 825 Broughton St. Victoria, BC (mezzanine level - first flight of stairs on the left)

100% Organic Cotton, available in: (while supplies last)

Riparian Blue | Chocolate Lily Brown | Stone Gray | Summer Meadow Beige | Mossy Green | Bear Black

 

 

Photo cards

Nature Photo Cards ($6.00 each or 4 for $20.00)

Pre-order by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-995-2428

Pick up at 825 Broughton St. Victoria, BC (mezzanine level - first flight of stairs on the left)

Available cards: (while supplies last)

Western Painted Turtle | Rufus Hummingbird | Fawn Lilies (left) | Canoeing on the lake | Western Screech Owl | Sharp-tailed Snake

You can also purchase HAT's photo cards at the Sooke Region Museum Gift Shop at 2070 Phillips Road, Sooke. With $2.35 from each card to the museum.

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Smoke & Mirrors Coffee Co.

Smoke and Mirrors is roasting coffee in support of charities here in Victoria, and it's really good. Change the world with them, one cup at a time. Learn more here.

You can pick up a bag of coffee beans at the Habitat Acquisition Trust office on 825 Broughton St. Victoria.

Cash only: $20.00 a bag (these bags are a little bigger than average to boot). 

Stock is limited, so please call ahead to avoid disappointment. To arrange secure debit or credit transaction please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AZ wildlife series bookNature Books for Children

A-Z Wildlife Series

Learn about west coast wildlife, and nature across Canada with Sherry Ewacha-Poole's A-Z Wildlife Book Series.

You can purchase books at Habitat Acquisition Trust's office at 825 Broughton St, Victoria with cash only. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

1 Book costs $15 with $5 going to HAT's programs.

A full set of 5 books costs $60 with $20.00 to nature with HAT.

You can also purchase online at Wildlife Matters Publishing. IMPORTANT: Please indicate in your purchase notes that you were referred by HAT to ensure we receive a portion of fund from your purchase.

 

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I.O.N. (It's Only Natural) apparel of your choice with HAT's 20th Anniversary Logo

Organic, locally designed, with 30% of sale going to HAT conservation initiatives, the rest to local business.

How to Order:

  1. Order online or in store at 1312 Government St.
  2. Request the HAT logo printed on your sustainable garment for proceeds to support nature. Online this is under "Special Instructions" in checkout.
  3. Receive your package or pick up, and wear with pride!

*Only available for Hemp & Company Brand Clothes

 

Stewardship Resources ($1.00 each)

Pre-order by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-995-2428

Pick up at 825 Broughton St. Victoria, BC (mezzanine level - first flight of stairs on the left)

Can mail within Canada, for additional charge.

Available:

Native Plant Gardening Guide | Goldstream Colouring Book

Stewardship Series - Owls | Riparian | Bats | Amphibians | Urban Forest | Shoreline | Pollinators

Special deals for conservation organizations, please contact us.

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HAT Bumper Stickers ($5.35)

Commit Random Acts of Conservation

Pre-order by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-995-2428

Pick up at 825 Broughton St. Victoria, BC (mezzanine level - first flight of stairs on the left)

Can be mailed within Canada, additional costs for postage.

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Would you like to partner with HAT as a sponsor for nature preservation?

We would like to hear from you and can work together to create a partnership that works with your vision. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 250-995-2428 to get started.

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Give the Gift of Nature | Adopt an Acre

Holiday ad actualThis holiday season we are offering the opportunity to Adopt an Acre of habitat with HAT. You can help our wildlife in need, give a gift to nature and to a loved one. Only $50/acre - a steal!

Whether it is for animals like owls facing an urgent need of nesting habitat, mother bats with a young pup confronted with an unexpected eviction, or frogs forced to endure a life-threatening migration across busy roads. 

You are helping us work on the front lines to improve the habitats of hundreds of creatures.

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Volunteer Spotlight December - Rosemary & Sid Jorna

Rosemary Jorna Ayum Resized DaphneRosemary and Sid Jorna joined us as volunteers this Fall as HAT hosted the Good Neighbours Ayum Creek project in Sooke, and dove right in! We would like to recognize and thank them for their wonderful volunteerism.

Habitat Acquistion Trust held two projects removing invasive plants at Ayum Creek, and one removing Himalayan Blackberry to plant native pollinator-attracting hedgerows with the T'Sou-ke Nation. At all three events the Jorna's were there to take part. Through their leadership in the Juan de Fuca Trails Society, they were able to encourage others from the Trails Society to volunteer their time too. We always find the saying true, many hands make light work.

For a photo album from our Pollinator Hedgerow Planting at the T'Sou-ke Nation's Ladybug Nursery click here.

When asked about their inspiration for volunteering with us the Jorna's had this to say,

"We are on the executive of the Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society. The Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society’s aims overlap with those of HAT so it was a natural fit to work with HAT in habitat restoration. As a Society we have organized the removal of broom from the Whiffin Spit over 10 years and will continue to keep it clear; now we have started working on the invasive plants in Ed McGregor Park.

 

During the last 3 years The Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) turned out to help us with the Whiffin Spit & Ed McGregor; when we learned the GVGT & HAT were working at Ayum Creek, the JdF Community Trails Society simply had to help. Sid and I, and our enthusiastic members had to pitch in. We all learnt a lot about native vegetation and native fauna. We met a great bunch of people sharing a common commitment to the environment so we are continuing to post your local events to our membership. "

Sid's favourite part about volunteering with Habitat Acquisition Trust so far has been attacking the dastardly Daphne in the forest at Ayum Creek. While for Rosemary, a memorable moment was meeting with a UVIC student who shared a mutual love for the Mer Bleu Bog in Ottawa. Volunteering can certainly be a wonderful way to meet people who share our passions, especially the connections we feel to natural places.

Sid Jorna Ayum Resized Daphne

This couple truly exemplifies the community connections groups like HAT are building in the community to have a positive impact. We are so grateful to count Sid and Rosemary Jorna among the number of wonderful volunteers that makes our habitat enhancment and restoration work possible.

Want to join the volunteers at HAT? Sign up for the Enews here for regular updates on opportunities, and get in touch with us with the skills you'd like to offer or grow and we'll look for a niche that suits you.

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A Holiday Message from Executive Director, Jill Robinson

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December is a wonderful time to pause and reflect on a year gone by, to cherish the moments and build our resolve for a better future. Take a moment with us to think about your special memories in nature. Was there a certain place you visited that warmed your soul? Did you finally come across that special plant or animal you’d always hoped to see?

All of us at Habitat Acquisition Trust fondly recall a few highlights that we shared with you over the last year:

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