Ruby Creek October 19, 2019

The Greater Victoria Green Team partnered with the Habitat Acquisition Trust with help from CRD Parks for the Ruby Creek native species planting day! Together, 37 volunteers participated and planted 190 native trees and shrubs along Ruby Creek adjacent to Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park.

Thank-you to everyone for participating: Amina, Amy, Andre, Anna, Ben, Breila, Brian, Celeste, Chris, Connor, Cynthia, Devon, Diana, Elizabeth, Jade, James, John, Josie, Judy, Kaitlyn, Kara, Karyn, Kathy, Kyle, Margaret, Marjorie, Nicole, Richard, Robert, Robyn (and her two lil ones, Grace and Josiah), Selby, Simon, Stephane and Timothy!

Thank you very much to the Habitat Acquisition Trust for partnering with us and supporting community engagement and ecological restoration in the region!

Find out about the Habitat Acquisition Trust HERE



  • In total, 37 volunteers participated and contributed 180 volunteer hours (15 GVGT volunteers participated and contributed 72.5 GVGT volunteer hours)
  • We introduced 31 volunteers to Ruby Creek!
  • We introduced 14 volunteers to planting native trees/shrubs!
  • We planted 190 native trees/shrubs including Red-flowering current, June Plum (prev. known as Indian plum), Oregon-grape, Baldhip Rose, and more!
  • We removed 10 cubic metres of invasive plants including Daphne, Himalayan Blackberry and Holly!
  • This was our 3rd time helping with the Ruby Creek project. Previous reports here:

What people said about their experience

Impact on participants: making a difference in a very tactile way, supporting local groups, doing our part for the environment.
Impact of environment: Expanding the connection between place and people, engendering a sense of connection to and responsibility for our world.

Beyond the direct and obvious positive impact of the land being restored, the other great impact is on the volunteers by taking them out of their house and city and connecting them back to Mother Nature.

Volunteers in Action

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