Acorn collection for fall 2019 has begun. 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!
Schedule of Garry Oak Nursery work parties
All of the following fall work parties are scheduled on alternating Sundays from 10am to 1pm.
Check out our FAQ's and our guide to Tree Protection Bylaws