Invasive Yellow Archangel Lamium Removal

Habitat Acquisition Trust has an opportunity to visit a protected conservation covenant, not ordinarily open to the public, to help keep in natural. We will be removing invasive Yellow Archangel Lamium (Lamium galeobdolon) from around Cripple Creek, a riparian habitat at the Ivan Island Conservation Covenant in Metchosin.

Habitat Acquisition Trust has an opportunity to visit a protected conservation covenant, not ordinarily open to the public, to help keep in natural. We will be removing invasive Yellow Archangel Lamium (Lamium galeobdolon) from around Cripple Creek, a riparian habitat at the Ivan Island Conservation Covenant in Metchosin.

Ivan Island is not an island in the geographical sense, so no worries, you can drive there! Ask us about the history of this quirky name at the event, if you’re curious. 🙂

If you would like to help out and enjoy the day outdoors among friends we will be going to Ivan Island on Fri July 28th, from 10 am to 3 pm. Please RSVP for the address! If you will be driving and have space to pick up others or if you would like to come but don’t have transporation, please sign up on the online carpooling document HERE

Tools, gloves, and lunch are all provided! Be prepared for outdoor work and bring plenty of water for yourself. Sunscreen and hats are likely a good idea given the sun we’ve been having too.

We can welcome a maximum of 30 people for this event, so please do RSVP ASAP to keep your spot. This event is not suitable for young children, based on risks of the terrain.

Even if you can’t make it this time we’d be grateful to you for sharing this with your friends!

Come and experience habitat restoration and experience a special place protected by Habitat Acquisition Trust!

This event is made possible by donors from the community and our funders:SitkaMetchosin Foundation, the District of Metchosin, and Environment Canada.

• Who: Habitat Acquisition Trust • What: Cripple Creek Habitat Restoration at the Ivan Island Conservation Covenant • When: Friday, July 28th from 10am-3pm • Where: Metchosin (RSVP for address) • Tools & Training are provided • Coffee & Lunch are provided You can reach us by phone at 250-995-2428, or by email at volunteers@hat.bc.ca to RSVP.

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Ruby Creek Restoration

We will be removing invasive species near Ruby Creek, as well as having a walk & talk featuring one of our focus species: the Blue-Grey Taildropper Slug!

HAT Covenant RestorationWe will be removing invasive species near Ruby Creek, as well as having a walk & talk featuring one of our focus species: the Blue-Grey Taildropper Slug! Don’t have tools? No worries, we will provide tools, gloves, training, and even lunch! We will be meeting at the Witty’s Lagoon parking lot at 10am on May 6th. If you need a ride or can provide one, please include this information in your RSVP. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – RSVP to volunteer@hat.bc.ca

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6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

Creatively United Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 5 pm

The Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St, Victoria
Admission to the festival is free (outdoors and Clifford Carl Hall)
Ticketed Event Information

 

6th Annual Creatively United Earth Day
Festival & Sustainability Showcase

Inspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun describes what people can expect at the 6th Annual Creatively United Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St., in Victoria, BC.

History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars.

University of Victoria Engineering students will showcase amazing new technologies, community groups will share resources and information on topics ranging from A-Z, and workshops include: Net Zero Buildings – Cost Savings and Benefits; Forests and Communities for the Future; The Life of a T-Shirt, a creative, hands-on upcyling and educational workshop; and Understanding Our Salish Sea and All It Can Be.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Megawatts & Marbles and listen to live music ranging from unique world beat to classic favorites within Clifford Carl Hall on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

Some of the presenters include: Order of Canada singer, composer, author, storyteller and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee; Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and storyteller Pauline Le Bel; textile artist and creative up-cyclist Jaime Murdoch; international award-winning energy reduction leader Tom Zaban and many others.

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Bee Safari & Hummingbird Hunt – Spring Fling at Matson #yyjevents @HabitatAcqTrust

HAT will host ‘Nature Walks and Talks’ at the Matson in Esquimalt. We will be focusing on native flora and pollinator species, including expert led talks and walks on bees and humming birds.

10:15AM HUMMINGBIRD HUNT Local hummingbird expert Eric Pittman will speak about our tiny feathered friends

1:00PM BEE SAFARI “Madame Beespeaker” and author of ‘Victory Gardens for Bees’, Lori Weidenhammer. Bring your friends and family!

To acess the conservation area, enter the West Song Walkway from the West Bay Marina end.

Snacks will be provided by HAT. Please RSVP to volunteers@hat.bc.ca. FREE, Family friendly, all welcome!

Event sponsored by LTABC Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia

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The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj

THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’
Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment 

March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish. Continue reading “The Butchart Gardens ‘Bans the Bottle’ @ButchartGardens #yyj”

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TELUS brings the home of the future to Victoria #yyjevents @telus

Westshore Parks and Recreation Centre – Parking Lot
1767 Island Highway

Date of Event 03/04/2017
Time of event 11:00 AM

Price (CAD) 0.00

Event Website fibre.telus.com/futurehome/

Details Join us at the TELUS Future Home to experience the potential of a fibre optic network and preview the future of home technology. Residents can visit the Future Home from Saturday, March 4 until Sunday, March 12, 2017. The 585-square-foot Future Home offers an immersive experience to demonstrate how technology will soon make our lives safer, healthier and more efficient than ever before. New experiences include an EcoHub that looks at the energy saving and eco friendly items in a home at the click of a button and an intelligent kitchen with a smart stove, counter, skillet and interactive recipes.

Visitors can also see how a UV light can clean a stove hands-free. All Future Home visitors are invited to enter to win a prize pack courtesy of Samsung, which includes a 55”

Samsung UHD LED Smart TV (retail value $2,300), a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 LTE 9.7 (retail value $550) and a Samsung Galaxy S7 (retail value $899).
Email Lisa.Ballinger@telus.com

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