Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) Conservation Connect Forum ~~~~~~12 October 2017~~~~~

For Immediate Release –

Author/Illustrator – Sherry Ewacha-Poole

Children’s Wildlife 5-Book Series to help conserve Canadian animals

Victoria, BC – Sept 21st – Teacher, artist, illustrator, and local author, Sherry Ewacha-Poole is lending her support to wildlife conservation organization Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) with proceeds from a new book series raising funds for nature.

Written by Sherry Ewacha-Poole and published by Wildlife Matters Publishing, the A-Z Wildlife Series highlights 130 animals from all over Canada with each of the 5 books focusing on a different region, including our own West Coast.

Each book features 26 well-loved creatures. Some of the animals showcased in The West Coast are the Orca whale, the Spirit Bear, and the Vancouver Island Marmot, with informational fun facts about their natural history alongside colourful illustrations done by hand. These books bring a menagerie of educational wonder to any family’s bookshelf. They also give children a chance to take part in helping these animals remain living in our forests, mountains, rivers, and seas, as $5.00 from the purchase goes directly to habitat protection, enhancement, and restoration programs with HAT.

“When we learn about and admire the animals around us, it’s only natural to want to see them protected and remain a part of our world. With this partnership, children get a chance to not only grow their understanding of wildlife, but also feel empowered that they are a part of keeping them safe. These are the kind of special books that make a wonderful and meaningful gift full of inspiration.” – Alanah Nasadyk Community and Development Coordinator, HAT.

Sherry has chosen to donate $5.00 from the sale of each book to the Habitat Acquisition Trust to fund the protection of habitat for wildlife featured in her illustrations. Books can be purchased at 825 Broughton St., Victoria. Those purchasing books are advised to call ahead at 250-995-2428 to ensure copies are on hand. The series can also be purchased online at: https://wildlifematters.ca/the-a-z-wildlife-series/ and purchasers are reminded to mention Habitat Acquisition Trust in a note before check-out to ensure a portion of proceeds goes to local wildlife conservation.

“Compassion and concern for our wildlife starts with knowledge and awareness, and if these books can raise that awareness, then I have accomplished what I set out to do,” says Sherry.

Sherry has already donated two sets of the books directly to HAT. These books will be available at the Conservation Connection Benefit Banquet through a silent auction on Thursday, Oct 12th. Tickets for this nature fundraiser event are on sale at http://hat.bc.ca/c4c until Oct 1st.

About HAT

Habitat Acquisition Trust is a non-profit regional land trust and registered charity that conserves nature on south Vancouver Island. HAT works towards conservation through habitat stewardship, land protection, and community education. HAT accepts donations for all programs including the Nature Science Education Program – for more info visit hat.bc.ca/donate.

Contact:

Alanah Nasadyk | Community & Development Coordinator
alanah@hat.bc.ca | 250 995-2428

Habitat Acquisition Trust | HAT.BC.CA
Victoria’s Local Land Trust

Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ Territory

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