On behalf of the FOHP team I am pleased to report that we had a very successful event!
Havenwood Park lies within the Coast Salish traditional lands and we were honoured to have our event begin with a First Nation’s blessing delivered by Joan Morris from the Songhees First Nation community.
Another guest speaker, representing the conservation covenant holder for Havenwood Park, was Wendy Tyrrell who provided a good overview on the role that the Habitat Acquisition Trust plays with the park’s environmental management. (Wendy center of photo)
Lastly, but not least, was one of BC’s best known botanists Andy MacKinnon our distinguished guest speaker and nature walk guide. (Andy left side of photo)
Andy provided an excellent and entertaining job of interpreting the forest while we walked the main trail to the Garry Oak meadows. By the time we arrived at the blooming wildflowers we had already received an overwhelming wealth of knowledge about the endangered Coastal Douglas Fir ecosystem found in Havenwood Park.
FOHP send out a GREAT BIG thank you to all our guest speakers!
We also send our appreciation to the Royal Bay Bakery, the Red Barn Market and Quality Foods for supporting our event by providing the snacks and refreshments.
And thanks go to the City of Colwood staff who provided their support during our event advertising campaign, and they also loaned us tables.
We also thank all the guests who attended our event, and especially to those who signed up to join FOHP in our efforts to help preserve the natural legacy Havenwood Park has to offer our local community. We appreciate your support!