Restoration walks

Bowker Creek participants.

We conduct an annual series of restoration walks along different themes to highlight the work being done in the city. Here we are looking at a rain garden constructed next to Bowker Creek to help restore water quality.

Cities contain valuable natural habitat that suffers from the pressures of urbanization. Habitat loss, pollution, heavy metal contamination, invasive species and other threats have degraded the urban environment. There are many people working to restore natural areas and ecosystem function in the city. We are usually unaware of their projects and efforts to improve urban biodiversity and our quality of life. The Restoration Walks series visits a number of such projects in Victoria to see first hand all of the good work underway.

Each year we conducted a series of restoration walks along the same themes as the Speakers Series. These walks have been described in the book: Restoration Walks in Greater Victoria and is available free as a downloadable PDF.

For upcoming community courses and walks, visit Continuing Studies.

UVic Campus Ecological Restoration Guide