Join the Greater Victoria Green Team and the Habitat Acquisition Trust for a day of planting native vegetation and removing invasive plants from a habitat near Sooke Potholes. Exact location will be sent closer to the event! This event is on rain or shine!
Important to note that for this activity:
• participants must be experienced hikers and comfortable on steep terrain and being in the backcountry.
• note that there is potential for wildlife encounters - bears and cougars live there!
Meeting Spot and Parking
Exact work site will be updated a few days before the Meet-up. We will be organizing carpooling to site! Site is near Phillips Road and Sooke Road in Sooke
How to get to the location
Transit/Cycling. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to BC Transit (http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/?p=2.list) or use Google Maps (https://www.google.ca/maps/preview).
Carpool. If you need a ride log into your Meet-up account, RSVP and leave a message at the bottom of this event page describing where you need a ride from.
Flow of Volunteer Activities
• Meet at 10am for sign-in and introductions (please be on time)
• Walk to site at 10am (follow the arrows/flagging tape if you are late)
• Plant native vegetation and remove invasives
• Take a break after about 1.5 hours with for lunch (provided by HAT)
• Volunteer until 2pm then sign-out at end
What to bring
• If you're under 19, you must bring a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate. Please DOWNLOAD THE FORM FROM HERE
• Refillable water bottle
• Dress for the weather. Rain jacket/pants if it rains, hat and sunscreen if it is sunny.
• Long-sleeved shirt and long pants to protect you from thorny plants and ticks
• Clothing you don't mind getting dirty
• Sturdy, comfortable closed-toe shoes/boots.
We will provide
• Gardening gloves if you don't have them
• Instructions on what to do. You don't need to have experience to participate!
• A fun experience, meeting new people in a beautiful park!
Habitat Acquisition Trust (http://www.hat.bc.ca)
This project is part of HAT's Good Neighbours Program' made possible by these funders: Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, EcoAction Federal Community Fund, Pacific Salmon Foundation BC Gaming and the Sitka Foundation.