In response to COVID-19, the Garry Oak Meadows Preservation Society has postponed our Annual General Meeting in accordance with Government Health directives. Learn more here.
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. We are a BC registered society S0029698 with CRA charitable status 141110908 RR0001.
We are 100% volunteer run, we don't have an office but we are passionate - we are a grassroots group helping to make a difference! Won't you join us?
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.
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!
Official Garry Oak Nursery work parties on hold
While our Garry Oak Nursery no longer has official volunteer work parties, our Board members work to ensure the Nursery continues to function. We have just finished planting the sprouting acorns collected in fall 2019!
The Nursery work area is structured to enable social distancing, so a small number of volunteers can join us on Sunday mornings from 10am to 1pm.
Learn more about volunteering here!
In these uncertain times, please know that we continue to advocate for Garry oaks and their associated ecosystems as well as growing Garry oak seedlings for planting in our communities!