GOMPS 2018 Annual General Meeting
Join GOMPS on Tuesday, May 29 @ 7PM at the University of Victoria in David Turpin Building Room A102.
Protect your land: Learn more about Conservation Covenants
After a short Annual General Meeting of the Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society, our guest, Barb von Sacken of Habitat Aquisition Trust (HAT), will present information on Conservation Covenants.
You can prevent damage to natural areas
- limit logging to ecologically sustainable forestry
- prevent sub-division and development
- protect a wetland
Barb is originally from the Okanagan Valley where farm life provided ample opportunities to explore fields, forests and wetlands and peek her interest in the natural world. This lead to a degree in Geography from UVic followed by over 10 years working with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) , developing provincial standards for ecological classification and mapping. Travel and work with MoE honed her appreciation of the varied landscapes in B.C. and piqued an interest in land protection strategies, particularly of rare and endangered landscapes. Prior to joining HAT Barb was also involved in environmental education and outreach through the Environmental Technology and Geography Departments at Camosun College.
Since the fall of 2015 Barb has been with the HAT as the Land Acquisition Coordinator. At HAT Barb leads the work on the covenants program, working with public and private landowners to assist them in placing permanent protection on their lands through conservation covenants or acquisitions. In addition, Barb performs annual compliance monitoring on HAT’s covenanted properties.
Note: This presentation is meant to introduce participants to Conservation Covenants and will present a general overview. Conservation covenants are complex legal documents and legal advice should be sought.
Click here for a poster of the event.
Overdevelopment in the area surrounding the Gonzales Hill Regional Park in Oak Bay and Fairfield could bring damage to key natural species. Read the full story here: http://www.focusonvictoria.ca/focus-magazine-march-april-2018/development-beside-gonzales-hill-regional-park-raises-alarm-r14/
Do you want to contribute towards a more sustainable community in Victoria? Starting in March, join GOMPS on select weekends to help us out at our nursery by repotting Garry oak seedlings! Email email@example.com for more information!
It's time for the Garry Oak Meadow Marathon of 2018! See when and where you can volunteer to help with restoration projects around Victoria here:
GOMPS would like to thank all who volunteered to collect acorns this fall! Check back frequently for news of other opportunities to volunteer.
Have you purchased or renewed your membership for the new year?
It's Garry oak acorn collecting season here in the greater Victoria, BC area. Please help us collect acorns!!
Volunteer acorn collectors are needed and our acorn drop-off location has changed for 2017.
Please download our Acorn Collecting Information Handout (in the link below) to find our two new drop-off locations in Saanich.
Click here to view information and tips about collecting acorns.
Thanks and please pass the word.
GARRY OAK NURSERY ESTABLISHMENT & FUTURE
DATE: Monday, April 24, 2017
LOCATION: UVic, Rm C118, David Strong Building
(Evening parking is available on-site for $3 after 6PM)
Please join GOMPS (Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society) for its AGM & to celebrate the Establishment of GOMPS Garry Oak Nursery!
GOMPS Board is excited to share with you an update on the establishment of GOMPS Garry oak nursery & plans for its future as well as a celebratory cake!
The nursery ground is being prepared now and we hope to move our new seedlings (grown from locally-sourced acorns) this month into the nursery. Volunteer opportunities will then be available.
Please remember to renew your membership (just $15 individual, $20 for
family) to support this venture and/or advocacy for Garry oak meadows.
ALSO: As our Board is always looking for new members, please consider letting your name stand for election - everybody wins!
Please NOTE: Our updated GOMPS website: http://www.garryoak.info and our Gmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
There have been many exciting changes at GOMPS. Do you have any questions for our Directors? Have you renewed your membership for 2017?
You can email us or use our Contact Form on the website. Memberships will be sold at the AGM.
Your voice is important as is your support and we look forward to seeing you at our AGM!
Garry oaks' future is in all our hands!
GOMPS Board of Directors
View historical GOMPS newsletters online.
Click here to display a list of them, The Leaflet, from 1994 - 2010, in PDF format.
If you wish to see current issues of the Leaflet, click here.
It is with sorrow that we report the passing of Pierre d'Estrube. Pierre was a founding member of the Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society. His passion and dedication were a driving force behind our Society's efforts to preserve and protect the fragmented Garry oak ecosystems rapidly in decline throughout Greater Victoria.
A celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 2 to 4 PM at the Union Club.
Here is a link to the notice in the Times Colonist: