Planting Seeds, Clearing Weeds

Event Details

November 14th, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Matson Conservation Area, Victoria, British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

November is an ideal time to spread wildflower seeds in the meadows. Find out how to collect, clean, and dry a variety of native seeds such as camas, Pearly Everlasting, and Chocolate Lily. Participants will tour the small urban conservation area and see what 15 years of invasive plant removal has done for the last camas meadows of Victoria Harbour. Owned by our partners Habitat Acquisition Trust, the Nature Conservancy holds a conservation covenant on this special property.


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About Matson Conservation Area, Victoria

Matson Conservation Area contains the last patch of Garry oak ecosystem in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Located in Esquimalt, Matson Conservation Area is a natural gem in the heart of the city, where purple martin swallows, Cooper’s hawks and a rare white variety of great camas find home. The Nature Conservancy of Canada holds a conservation covenant on this property, which is owned by Habitat Acquisition Trust.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will participate in this mini-workshop and learn how to collect, clean and dry a variety of native seeds,

Why you will love it

Volunteers will learn new skills, and meet new people - all on the Matson Conservation Lands, right in the heart of Victoria.


Contact Todd Carnahan :

Please Note

To register after 12pm on Sunday, Nov 13, please contact event coordinator (Todd Carnahan) directly at

Location: Matson Conservation Area
Where to meet: Park on or near Garett Place (off Dunsmuir Ave) in Esquimalt and walk to the lookout.
Directions from Victoria: Cross bridge east of Victoria downtown and head east on Esquimalt Rd.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Running water and flush toilets
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

Sponsored by Nexen

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Dress for weather (layers)
  • Raingear
  • Hat
  • Gardening gloves, if you have
  • Secateurs/pruning clippers, if you have