Sunday November 20, 2011 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Training Workshop for Leaders of Invasive Plant Removal Please phone Margaret at 250-595-8084 to register.
We will meet at the Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Point. This workshop, supported by Oak Bay Parks, is open to people that would like to remove invasive plants with groups of volunteers. Oak Bay Parks approval is mandatory. Currently Margaret Lidkea has permission in Uplands Park and would like others to become team leaders.
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Thursday November 24, 2011 – 7:30 pm – Steering Committee Meeting -1894 St. Ann St
Regular Steering Committee Members include: Ralph Archibald, Helen Johnson, Ron Carter, John Henigman, David Blundon, Abee Abed, Kathleen Matthews, Margaret Lidkea 250-595-8084.
Special event members and consultants include Matt Fairbarns, Britt Karlstrom, Elizabeth Garrett, Carrina Maslovat. New Committee Members welcome. Contact Margaret
The agenda will include reports on the September Uplands Park Panel with OB Parks, the Fall Invasive Plants Removal, (133 people on the weekend of October 22 & 23 volunteering 265 hours and 17 Scouts and Friends volunteering for 34 hours. This will allow the Oak Bay Parks Department to apply for another Habitat Stewardship Plan Grant for 2012. Last year this federal grant of $20,000 was used to continue the management of invasives in areas of rare plants.), the Signage Project, and the status of Future Events 2012: Public Meeting and Earth Day Celebrations April 22. People interested in planning and organizing these, please come to the meeting or contact Margaret or Kathleen.

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Sunday November 27, 2011 – 8:30 am – Birding in Uplands Park
Join Birder Ralph Archibald of the Friends of Uplands Park in a bird walk from Cattle Point through Uplands Park. Meet at Cattle Point by the kiosks. Bring binoculars, bird books or checklists or simply show up to enjoy the outing, rain or shine.