Camas Day: Volunteers Needed!

Dear Friends of Uplands Park

Volunteers are needed to set up for Camas Day Celebration on Sunday May 1 from 10 to 12 noon, to take down tents, tables etc at 3 pm, and to help during the event:  looking after children’s activities, or the FOUP table, or (out)Door Prizes, or refreshments.

Donations of prizes would be appreciated.

Please consider helping at Camas Day Celebration.  Contact Margaret at mlidkea@shaw.ca or 250-595-8084.

Saturday April 30 Bird Walk with Geoffrey Newell.  Meet at 8:00am at Cattle Point with your binoculars.  Birds are building nests and starting families.

Sunday May 1 from 12 to 3pm is Camas Day Celebration, so there will be no Invasive plant removal that Sunday.  No Ivy League will resume on Sunday May 8 from 1 to 3 pm, meeting at the Dorset entrance near Beach Drive.  We will be removing Scotch broom, thistles and other weeds from the big new meadow restored by Willows School students since 2016.  Tools and gloves supplied with refreshments at the end.

2022 Camas Day Celebration

After a 3 year hiatus, the Friends of Uplands Park Society annual CAMAS DAY CELEBRATION is BACK!

We invite you to join us on Sunday May 1st from 12:00-3:00pm at the entrance to Cattle Point @ Beach Drive for a fun-filled afternoon of celebrating the spring beauty of our local ecosystems like Uplands Park, and the numerous workers and volunteers who continuously strive to keep them healthy.

Camas Day Celebration activities include:

  • Live music provided by local band the Bald Eagles
  • Guided wildflower walks through the ecosystems of Uplands Park
  • Food and drink
  • Activities for all ages, including face painting and door prizes
  • Informative displays from our community partner organizations, which include:
    • Friends of Bowker Creek
    • Friends of Victoria Migratory Bird Sanctuary
    • Garry Oak Meadow Preservation Society
    • Habitat Acquisition Trust
    • Native Bee Society of BC
    • Naturehood Greater Victoria
    • Satinflower Nurseries
    • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
    • Victoria Natural History Society

We sincerely hope that you will join us and we look forward to seeing you there!

FOUPS Board of Directors