Who are we?
The Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society (GOMPS) formed in 1992 because local citizens were concerned that native Garry oak woodlands and meadows were rapidly disappearing as a result of expanding human habitation in the Capital Regional District.
The society is dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of Garry oak stands and their natural habitats.
How can you get involved?
Preserve Garry oaks and the various plant species they foster in your own yard and community.
Volunteer at our Garry Oak Nursery with our dedicated task force. We grow oaks from locally collected acorns to help preserve the species. Volunteers are crucial to the project and help out with many aspects of nurturing our vigorous seedlings.
Help us collect acorns every fall! Each fall GOMPS issues a call for volunteer acorn collectors! Keep an eye out on this website or our social media channels for the official announcement.
Find out the latest news on Victoria's ecosystems, participate in workshops, collect acorns and nurture Garry oak seedlings, get involved in community events, and become an active participant in the preservation of a key part of Victoria's natural ecosystem. Become a member of GOMPS!