Pokemon Go Digital Critters & e-Ecosystem Cleared from Cattle Point

Pokemon Go digital critters and haunts to be cleared from Cattle Point, and hopefully from Uplands Park too, thanks to the efforts of FOUP Steering Committee Member, Wylie Thomas.

“Park steward wins Pokemon Go battle for Cattle Point park”.
See: Oak Bay News article: March 24, 2017, page A3:

Image credit: Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News: Cattle Point is a prime Pokemon spawning ground, with a gym and myriad pokestops drawing people to walk in areas featuring rare and endangered plants. After months of attempts, those who work in the park learned this week the stops will be removed.


Photos from Oak Bay’s 2016 Tree Appreciation Day, featured in the November 9, 2016 edition of the Oak Bay News

Photos from Oak Bay’s November 6, 2016 Tree Appreciation Day, featured in the November 9, 2016 edition of the Oak Bay News, on page A15.


Oak Bay News article features the Annual Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day and FOUP’s Annual Invasive Species Bash.

The November 2, 2016 issue of the Oak Bay News has a front page article highlighting the Annual Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day and FOUP’s Annual Invasive Species Bash. Both events are scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Uplands Park and at Cattle Point.

Activities start at 10:00AM and continue until 4:00PM.

  • Annual Oak Bay Tree Appreciation Day: 10:00AM – Noon
  • FOUP’s Annual Invasive Species Bash Noon – 4:00pm

Please come out to these family friendly events to learn about invasive species, and the special cultural and ecological heritage of Uplands Park and stay to help save Uplands Park from Invasive Species.

Read the Oak Bay News , Wednesday Oct, 2, 2016 online article.

The print edition features a different photo. Here are the screen prints from the online eEdition that is the same as the print version.


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Oak Bay News “Pretty in purple” Feature Story – May 1, 2016 Camas Day Inspiration at Uplands Park

The Oak Bay News [April 29, 2016] features photo titled “Pretty in purple” of the Camas Meadows in Uplands Park along with Friends of Uplands Park Chair, Margaret Lidkea, happy in the Camas.

A feature story is about FOUP’s May 1, 2016 Camas Day Inspiration event, celebrating the 70th Birthday of Uplands Park is found on page A3of the Oak Bay News story at http://www.oakbaynews.com/community/377360261.html.
Screen shots from Oak Bay News website [April 29-2016]. Permission granted by Christine van Reewyk.

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Photo by Christine van Reeuwyk

Uplands Park – 2 Articles in April 15, 2016 Issue of Oak Bay News [Geology-at Cattle-Point; Dogs-on-Leash]

The April 15th, 2016 issue of the Oak Bay News features two articles about Uplands Park. 

  1. Track glaciers on geotour
  2. Dog leashes not optional in Uplands in spring

Uplands Park Restoration – Front Page Feature in Oak Bay News

The Wednesday, March 9, 2016 edition of the Oak Bay News features restoration work in Uplands Park.

Article at http://www.oakbaynews.com/news/371461631.html.

Ivy climbing the Garry Oaks, and carpeting the ground where native bulbs are trying to survive, is one of the invasive plants being targeted for removal in Uplands Park.

[Photos by Kathleen Matthews, taken MArch 5, 2016, Uplands Park. ]