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WEEK ONE

Wed 1-Thur 2, 8:30am-4pm Greenshores Training Program: Level 2 Workshop. Duncan, BC. In-depth knowledge on how Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used in shoreline management projects. For biologists, engineers, planners, landscape architects, contractors, local government staff, and others seeking to implement the Green Shores program for a shoreline improvement, or related shoreline projects. $488.25. 250-472-4747.https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/green-shorestm-training-program-level-2-workshop 

Thur 2, 11am-1pm Voices of the Salmon Frontlines: Circle at the Legislature. Join frontline Salmon Protectors from the Namgis and Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw Nations Swanson and Midsummer Island fish farm occupations in the Broughton Archipelago, in our determined fight to protect coastal wild salmon. We are asking government, industry, First Nations and coastal communities to come together to develop a just transition strategy for workers and communities.

Thur 2, 1pm Stop Site C. Press Conference at the legislature with Amnesty and First Nations leaders: the world expects BC to keep its promise to uphold indigenous rights and stop Site C www.evensi.ca/site-c-petition-delivery-british-columbia-parliament/232239094

 Thur 2, 1pm A Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound. A reading by the author, Pauline Le Bel. Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Building 315, Room 112. http://paulinelebel.com/my-books/whale-in-the-door-re-imagining-howe-sound/

 Thur 2–Thur 9, 6:30-8:30pm Rainwater Harvesting: Sustainable Applications. Three stand-alone sessions. Best practices in design and implementation of rainwater systems at all scales. University of Victoria. $21.50 +GST. 250-472-4747https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/series/rainwater-harvesting-series

 Thur 2, 6:45-8:45pm New Economy Designers. NED Talks #1. How do we design a New Earth Economy? 5-10 minute inspiring talks by guests Robert George, Larissa Stendle, Adam Wicks, Corie Ellingson, Cody Wicks followed by presentation on Green Business in a New Earth Economy by Guy Dauncey. Interactive talk and networking. In partnership with the Social Enterprise Business Incubator for young entrepreneurs. $40. Collective Space 166 Station St. Duncan. Contact Cody Wicks info@collectivespace.org www.facebook.com/events/282493042244679/

 Fri 3, 7pm A Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound. A reading by the author, Pauline Le Bel. Bolen Books, Hillside Mall, Victoria. by Mark Leiren-Young. http://paulinelebel.com/my-books/whale-in-the-door-re-imagining-howe-sound/

 Fri 3, 7pm Let's Talk Forests. Discussion series on the Future of Forests on Vancouver Island. Join Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee for presentations and discussion about forests, and share you ideas on how we make forestry in a changing climate work for ecosystems, Indigenous Peoples and communities. Island Savings Centre (Mesachie room), 2687 James St, Duncan.

 Sat 4, 9:45-1pm Restore Phyllis Park with the Greater Victoria Green Team: Remove invasive plants like English Ivy. RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/events/244119370/

 Sat 4, 10am-4pm Lessons from the Pachamama Alliance, facilitated by Michael Tacon and Chris Bullock. The Pachamama Alliance was founded in response to an appeal from the Achuar, an indigenous group in the Amazon rain forest, for help in protecting their lands. The Achuar insisted that the most lasting help would be if the Alliance worked to change the misguided “dream of the Western world. Church of Truth, 111 Superior St. Bring a lunch. $15 donation. A fundraiser for the Church of Truth. Please register: chrisbullock@shaw.ca http://cotvictoria.ca/ or call/text Linda at 250-380-6383

 Sat 4, 10am-12pm Volunteer Work Party at Cecelia Ravine Park, meet at Burnside Gorge Community Association Building, Cecelia Street to help with invasive plant removal, mulching, planting. Rachel O’Neill, BGCA, 250-388-5251

 Sat 4 & Sun 5, 10am-4pm Can I Eat that Mushroom? A Mycological Adventure. This identification course of edible mushrooms is for beginners and those who want to learn more. Learn to identify mushrooms through parataxonomy, be introduced to field guides, enjoy a slide show, and gain hands-on experience in the field. Mushroom cleaning and storage techniques will be discussed. $169+GST. 250-391-2513/toll free 1-866-890-0220.https://secure.royalroads.ca/cscourses/can-i-eat-that-mushroom-a-mycological-adventure.

 Sat 4, 11am–4pm Matson Conservation Area Invasive Plant Removal Day. Team up with your friends at Habitat Acquisition Trust to remove invasive plants from Matson Conservation Area. Matson Conservation Area along West Song Walkway (Esquimalt) Email volunteers@hat.bc.ca 

 Sun 5, 9:45-1pm Join the Greater Victoria Green Team at Mary Lake Nature Park to remove invasive Blackberry. Followed by an optional tour! RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/events/243336505/

 Sun 5, 10-12pm Tree Appreciation Day in Uplands Park. Learn how to plant trees properly, grow trees from acorns. Help to plant 8 large Garry oak trees, native bushes and camas bulbs. Learn how to wrap trunks to reduce Winter moth invasion. Participate in the Leaf it to Me challenge. Take a walk with a tree biologist and enter our contest for a native plant. Great family fun, lots of activity and refreshments. Meet Midland Road entrance to Uplands Park. Oak Bay Parks and Friends of Uplands Park.

 Sun 5, 10am-3pm Matson Conservation Area Planting Day. Join the Habitat Acquisition Trust to plant native plants at Matson Conservation Area. Be a part of a local habitat restoration project along Victoria Harbour's last Garry Oak Ecosystem. Matson Conservation Area - located along West Song Walkway (Esquimalt), Email volunteers@hat.bc.ca

 Sun 5, 11am-3pm Leaf Mulching Volunteer Work Party. The Vic West Food Security Collective has 20 yards of leaf mulch to spread in Banfield Commons & Orchard! Extra wheelbarrows, forks and folks are needed! Pizza & beverages for volunteers. 521 Craigflower Road, south of the Vic West Community Association. foodgardens@victoriawest.ca https://vicwestfoodsecurity.org/

 Sun 5, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Meet at Cattle Point. Remove the English ivy carpet of death with Friends of Uplands Park. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Refreshments.

 Sun 5, 3pm Religious and Cultural Intolerance: How Do We Respond? A panel discussion with Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, PhD. Psychologist with experience in cross-cultural dialogue and trauma counselling, Victoria Shoah Project Representative. Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne. Everyone welcome, Refreshments will be served. Sharon Kobrinsky, 250-474-7173 skobrinsky@shaw.ca Sponsored by Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism

WEEK TWO

Tue 7 – 28,10am–12pm For Love of Earth with Lisa Gordon. This four-part series will explore the role your inner life plays in how you love, defend, protect and celebrate the Earth. Lisa Gordon will weave practices from Parker Palmer and other visionaries to help you remember your inner wisdom about the Earth. Friends Meeting House,1831 Fern St, Victoria. | $75 or $20 per session 250-220-460 programs@earthliteracies.org www.earthliteracies.org

 Wed 8-Wed 22, 6:30-8:30pm Medieval to Renaissance: The Evolution of Botanical Illustration. This course surveys the astonishing historical range and visual diversity of the art of depicting flowers and other plants in paintings, prints and drawings. $57.00 +GST. 250-472-4747https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/courses/medieval-to-renaissance-the-evolution-of-botanical-illustration

 Wed 8, 7pm Engagement Organizing: The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns. Book launch. Join us for exciting, rapid-fire talks on campaigning by some of the most dynamic leaders in the world of politics and social change. This event will also mark the launch of Matt Price’s new book that provides the tools for making campaign winners. With Master of Ceremonies Naomi Devine, Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, Matt Price, author of the above book, Arielle Houghton, Dogwood Initiative, Liz Lilly, BC Greens Chief of Staff, Joe Akerman, community activist, Karl Hardin, digital strategist. Argyle Attic, 777 Courtenay St, Victoria

 Wed 8, 7pm Let's Talk Forests: Duncan. Discussion series on the Future of Forests on Vancouver Island Join Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee for presentations and discussion about forests, and share you ideas on how we make forestry in a changing climate work for ecosystems, Indigenous Peoples and communities. Vancouver Island University (Building 250, Room 125), 900 5th St, Duncan

 Wed 8, 7:30-9:30pm North Korea and the United States: Empty Rhetoric or Nuclear Threat? Speakers Dr. Jonathan Down and Dr. Mary-Wynne Ashford, members of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the 2017 Noble Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. An evening of thought and song to consider the urgency of nuclear disarmament and peace-building. Singing with the Gettin’ Higher Choir. Refreshments. Admission by donation. Hosted by Peninsula EcoVision. St. John's United Church, 10990 West Saanich Road, North Saanich.http://www.stjohnsunited.net/peninsula-ecovision-upcoming-events.

 Thur 9, 5.30-7.30pm Mobility and transportation for a One Planet Region. A panel with representatives from local government and transportation interest groups such as the Better Transit Alliance, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition etc. Conversations for a One Planet Region at the Community Room, Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton St.

 Thur 9, 6:30-8:30pm Rainwater Harvesting: Sustainable Applications. Learn uses for harvested rainwater and how to manage it at its source. Best practices in the design and implementation of rainwater systems at all scales are presented. University of Victoria. $21.50 +GST. 250-472-4747.https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/science-and-ecological-restoration/series/rainwater-harvesting-series

 Thur 9, 6:30pm Let's Talk Forests: Port Alberni. Discussion series on the Future of Forests on Vancouver Island. Join Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee for presentations and discussion about forests, and share you ideas on how we make forestry in a changing climate work for ecosystems, Indigenous Peoples and communities. Echo Community Centre (Dogwood room), 4255 Wallace St, Port Alberni

 Thur 9, 5-7:30pm A Brush with Nature, with Robert Bateman. An evening of art, education and philanthropy, a celebration of wildlife preservation featuring guest speaker Robert Bateman to mark the 30th anniversary of Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society. Bid in a silent auction. Robert Bateman Centre: 470 Belleville St, Victoria. Licensed event, all guests must be aged 19+. Tickets are $75. www.facebook.com/events/835006259986608

 Fri 10, 7pm Let's Talk Forests: Courtenay. Discussion series on the Future of Forests on Vancouver Island. Join Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee for presentations and discussion about forests, and share you ideas on how we make forestry in a changing climate work for ecosystems, Indigenous Peoples and communities. Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

Sat 11, 10am-12pm Volunteer Work Party at Beacon Hill Park, meet at Totem Pole north of Dallas Road to help with invasive plant removal, mulching, planting. Roy Fletcher, Friends of Beacon Hill Park, 250-361-0623

Sun 12, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Meet at Cattle Point to remove English ivy carpet of death with Friends of Uplands Park. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Refreshments.

WEEK THREE

Tue 14, 5-7pm Green Drinks at the Drake Eatery517 Pandora. Great drinks, great company!

Tue 14, 7:30pm Wild Anticipation. Artist Joanne Thomson has a deep appreciation for the wisdom and efforts of those anticipating the need to preserve wild places. This presentation offers homage to that wisdom through stories, photographs, and paintings from some of those places to inspire the active appreciator and conservationist in you. Victoria Natural History Society. UVic Fraser 159. UVic parking is $3.

Wed 15 to Fri 17 The 2017 Land Summit, hosted by The Land Trust Alliance of BC. A three-day education and knowledge sharing event with speakers from New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, BC, Washington, Denver, Portland! Conservation, Environment, Fundraising, Boards & more. Victoria Marriot Hotel.http://ltabc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017landsummitprog0927final.pdf 

Thur 16-Fri 17 Good Food Summit 2017. Island-wide gathering of food enthusiasts at the Songhees Wellness Centre featuring networking opportunities, workshops, speakers, and good food. Come hear about the amazing work happening around our Island and learn how you can be involved! Tickets $0-$60. http://www.crfair.ca/goodfoodsummit. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/good-food-summit-2017-tickets-37018918582 

Thur 16, 7pm 100% Renewable Energy for BC: The Psycho-Politics of Success, with Guy Dauncey, BCSEA founder and world-renowned energy authority and author. BCSEA Victoria Chapter AGM. Unique silent UP-CYCLE auction. Come prepared to bid — and bring any valuable, slightly used items you would like to contribute. Much fun. See you there! Free, Cash Bar. Snacks. Book Sales. Come at 6pm for supper. The Oaks Restaurant, 2250 Oak Bay Ave

Fri 17, 8am-9:30am Resilient Regions Exchange www.meetup.com/Resilient-Region-Exchange-Greater-Victoria-Breakfast-Series/events/244464362https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/oneplanetconversations 

Sat 18, 10am-12pm Volunteer Work Party at Moss Rocks Park, meet corner of Eberts Street and May Street to help with invasive plant removal, mulching, planting. Pat Johnston, Friends of Moss Rocks Park, 250-595-5600 

Sun 19, 12:45-4pm Mulch Madness in View Royal! Join the Greater Victoria Green Team at Welland Legacy Park https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/events/244441259/ 

Sun 19, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Meet at Cattle Point to remove English ivy carpet of death with Friends of Uplands Park. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Refreshments. 

WEEK FOUR

Tue 21, 7:30pm Lichen diversity on Metchosin’s military lands. Military-owned lands, being off-limits for public and economic use, can preserve biodiversity. Curtis Bjork has recently inventoried lichen species on the DND properties Albert Head, Mary Hill and Rocky Point, finding many species new to British Columbia or North America, and some new to science. The roughly one square kilometer area of Albert Head may have the highest per unit area lichen species richness in the world. Victoria Natural History Society. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House. Everyone welcome. 

Wed 22, 7:30pm Bring Back the Bluebirds Update. In 2012, the Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team (GOERT) undertook a five-year project to reintroduce the Western Bluebird to the Cowichan Valley. Cowichan Valley Naturalists are now looking to expand the efforts to other areas on southern Vancouver Island. Join Genevieve Singleton and Ryan Hetschko for an update on how the project went, and plans for the future. Victoria Natural History Society. UVic Fraser 159. UVic parking is $3. 

Thur 23, 5-7pm A Just and Sustainable Food System for a One Planet Region. Linda Geggie/CRFAIR and other speakers. Conversations for a One Planet Region at the Community Room, Central Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton St

Fri 24, 7-9:30pm Community Micro-Lending Gala. Come celebrate at our annual fundraiser with Community Micro-Lending entrepreneurs, and learn about ethical lending opportunities in our community. $30 per person. Church of Truth, 111 Superior St. http://vcml.ca/ 

Sat 25, 9am Birding in Uplands Park. Meet Cattle Point with expert birder David Newell, for an engaging birdwalk noting marine birds and birds in the park. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. 

Sat 25, 5-11pm 15th Anniversary Dinner & Auction Fundraiser with Peninsula Streams Society. Come help us celebrate turning 15th, with an evening of Community and Friends, Delicious Food and Drinks, Delightful Music & Spirited Bidding! At the Prospect Lake Community Hall, 5358 Sparton Road. For more info 250-363-6480 or PeninsulaStreams@gmail.com Tickets $60 each, via https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/15th-anniversary-dinner-auction-fundraiser-tickets-38359189368

Sat 25, 5:30 pm - late Ancient Forest Alliance's Year-End Celebration and Fundraiser. Join us for a year-end celebration! Drinks, appetizers, music and good times with AFA volunteers, staff, donors, and supporters. Slideshow, meet and greet, silent auction, musical performances, and a chance to pick up Christmas gifts like our 2018 calendar! Capacity is limited! To volunteer, email Amanda at canvass@ancientforestalliance.org Victoria Events Center 1415 Broad Street, Victoria Tickets available here. 

Sun 26, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Meet at Cattle Point to remove English ivy carpet of death with Friends of Uplands Park. Tools, gloves and instruction provided. Refreshments. 

Sat 25, 9:30am-12:30pm Repair Café Victoria. What do you do with a hole sweater, a broken toaster, or a busted teddy bear? Don’t toss it! Bring it in to Repair Café Victoria where volunteer repair experts will be on hand to teach you how to fix your broken household items. By donation. Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Streetwww.facebook.com/repaircafevictoria 

WEEK FIVE

Mon 27, 6:30pm Movie Monday Angry Inuk about the struggle traditional hunters when their livelihood is destroyed by over zealous anti-sealing campaigners. Plus Hand-Line-Cod about Newfoundland fishers re-popularizing their traditional harvesting methods and connecting to appreciative consumers. EMP theatre 1900 Fort. By donation. www.moviemonday.ca 

Mon, 27, 7:30pm How did a DFO scientist end up on Robinson Crusoe Island? Fisheries and Oceans Canada uses echo-sounders to detect and count fish, along with trawl nets to identify and measure the species. When the use of trawls is not possible, DFO is working on the deployment of underwater cameras. Dr. Stéphane Gauthier, Ocean Sciences Division worked with colleagues in Chile to test such an alternative approach around Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile. Victoria Natural History Society. UVic Fraser 159. UVic parking is $3. 

Tue 28th, 7pm-8:30pm Rally and Info Night for Ancient Forests and BC Jobs. The new NDP provincial government and its agreement with the BC Greens gives us the greatest opportunity in BC's history to protect old-growth forests. Now is the time to speak up and demand action! Join the AFA and a diversity of compelling speakers to learn how our government can protect our old-growth forests while ensuring a sustainable second-growth forest industry that works for our ecosystems, First Nations, forestry-dependent communities and the people of BC. Your participation makes all the difference and will send a strong signal to the government that we want bold action now! Alex Goolden Hall 907 Pandora Avenue, VictoriaFree admission.

All Month

CRD Parks hikes, explorations and events for all ages: www.crd.bc.ca/about/events

More Local Events (and hikes): http://thisisleadership.org/events/

Gulf Island Events on Mayne, Saturna, Pender and Galiano: http://heartwoodfolkschool.ca/gulfislandseventcalendar

Meet-Ups:

Affinite Wealth Group: www.meetup.com/Affinite-Wealth-Victoria/

Victoria Cycling Adventures: www.meetup.com/Victoria-Cycling-Adventures/

Victoria Outdoor and Social Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-outdoor-social-club/

Victoria Club Tread: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Club-Tread/

Victoria Nature Explorations: http://www.meetup.com/Nature-Victoria-Explorations/

Victoria Nature Walks: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Nature-Walks/

Victoria Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Outdoor-Club/

Victoria Sea Kayakers: http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Sea-Kayakers/

Vegan Victoria: http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Victoria-Meetup/

West Shore Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/

MEC Victoria Road-Ride Cycling: http://www.meetup.com/West-Shore-Cycling/

Greater Victoria Green Team: http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/

Net Squared Victoria: http://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Victoria-a-nonprofit-technology-meetup/

Cowichan Valley Outdoor Club: http://www.meetup.com/Cowichan-Valley-Outdoor-Club/

Cowichan Valley Walking/Hiking Group: http://www.meetup.com/Cowichan-Valley-walking-hiking-group/ 

EVERY WEEK

Biweekly. OUR ECOVILLAGE Educational Tours.10-12:30pm with option to stay on for lunch in OUR Zero Mile Meal Eatery. Learn all legal and regulatory work for permaculture, natural building, and sustainable community design while delving into the back of systems and inside cob/strawbale/solar/alt systems. Scheduled volunteer days also avail. info@ourecovillage.org 250-743-3067 www.ourecovillage.org

Biweekly. Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill. Help us win the battle against invasive species and assist in our meadow project at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. Scheduled volunteer days. frh.volunteer@pc.gc.ca 250-812-8133 http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill/activ/activ2.aspx 

Every day, 10am – 5pm Clothing for Conservation Fundraiser with Habitat Acquisition Trust: visit Hemp & Company, 1312 Government St. $10 from every purchase of the featured Celebration Top goes to HAT. Makes a great gift! 

Every day, 9am-4:30pm The forest is always ‘green’ here in Goldstream. With over 8 km of hiking trails you will be sure to find one of our unique trees, from Western Red Cedar, Black Cottonwood, Red Alder to Douglas Fir, Garry Oak and Arbutus. Stop in at the Goldstream Nature House for up to date trail information. 250-478-9414 or goldstream@naturehouse.ca 

Every Day (except Monday) Victoria Public Market, Hudson’s Bay, Douglas St. Maryanne Carmack, marycarmack@victoriapublicmarket.com 250 884 8552www.victoriapublicmarket.com 

Every Mon, 10am -12pm Brodick/Bow Parks (Saanich) Invasive Species removal. Volunteers needed. Training, gloves, and tools provided. No dogs. Judy 250-472-0515 

Every Monday, 4-6:30pm Cowichan Green Community Chow Down Family Cooking Classes. Free. Visit https://cgcf.ca/projects/chow-cooking-classes/for more details. Registration is necessary by emailing or calling Jennifer: jennifer@cowichangreencommunity.org/ 250-748-8506 

Every Tue, 9am Tuesday Morning Birding. Meet foot of Bowker Ave, waterfront off Beach Drive in Oak Bay. Bill Dancer 250-721-5273. Novice and experienced birders all welcome. 

Every Wed, 11-6pm Haliburton Food Box Program. Receive a luscious weekly box of certified organic seasonal produce from the farmers who grow the food. 741 Haliburton Rd (off the Pat Bay Highway), Victoria www.haliburtonfarm.org 

Every Wed and Sun, 9am Bird Walks with naturalists, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary3873 Swan Lake Rd. Margaret Lidkea 479-0211 

Every Wed. 7-8:30pm Oneness Wednesdays Meditation Circle at Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street; Everyone welcome to drop in. By Donation http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/ 

Every Wed, 7pm Cultivating a Lifestyle of Harmony & Balance in Rhythm with Nature with Renee Lindstrom at Oneness Wednesday at the Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street (James Bay). Free or by donation http://cotvictoria.ca/oneness/  

Every Thur and Sat. Volunteer events at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Charlotte Houston restoration@swanlake.bc.ca

Every Sat, 10-12 Moss Street Winter Market for homegrown produce, homemade food, baking and handicrafts, music, kids activities. Garry Oak Room, off Thurlow St, Fairfield. www.MossStreetMarket.com 

Every Sat, 8am Morning Birding. See http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/calendar.html for each week’s location. VNHS. Novice and experienced birders all welcome. 

Every Sat, 9-12pm Beacon Hill Park Ivy Pull. Volunteers welcome. Cornelia 250-920-3556 

Every Sun, 1-3pm No Ivy League. Join the Friends of Uplands Park to remove English ivy, and help restore the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystem, and protect 24 rare plants. Tools, gloves and the Best Practices instruction provided. Meet at Cattle Point, near the kiosks.

Guy Dauncey, FRSA

Author, Speaker, Futurist
Yellow Point, Ladysmith, BC, Canada
250-924-1445
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