Proceedings of GOERT’s 13th Research Colloquium “New Ways of Understanding Garry Oak Ecosystems” now published.

The PDF of GOERT’s Proceedings of the 13th Research Colloquium: New Ways of Understanding Garry Oak Ecosystems have now been published.

PDF Summary available at  GOERT_Proceedings_2017_Optimized.

Margaret Lidkea, Chair of the Friends of Uplands Park, presented at this GOERT Colloquium, and presented the FOUP experience as participants in the Canada 150 BioBlitz that took place at Uplands Park in April 2017.

Proceedings also posted on the GOERT Website at


FOUP’s “No Ivy League” is participating in the regional #Meadow Marathon. Volunteers welcome. Prizes too!

The Friends of Uplands Park is participating in the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s #MEADOW MARATHON. The NCC Garry Oak Meadow Marathon is taking place during February at several sites in Greater Victoria and Duncan and volunteers are invited to help with the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native species. Participate in 3 events and your name will be entered to win PRIZES!!! See the #MEADOW MARATHON website for locations and times:

FOUP’s “No Ivy League” is part of the #MEADOW MARATHON, and happens every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm. Meet at the kiosks on Cattle Point near the ocean.

See also the article in Times Colonist about Garry Oak Meadow Marathon (Sunday February 11, 2018 Page D9 ). Web link at

Ivy on Garry Oaks in Uplands Park [Photo Credit: Kathleen Matthews]