Our program this evening was presented by Dr. Val Schaefer, a Professor Emeritus in the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies.  His research and practice focus on urban biodiversity using an approach that combines ecology, natural history and landscape architecture.   He co-authorized a book on restoration walks in Victoria.  Dr. Shaefer spoke about ecological restoration of many areas in Greater Victoria that he has worked on including Dockside Green, Ogden Point breakwater, Rock Bay, the University of Victoria, Bowker Creek, etc. to name a few.  For further information, please visit urbanecology.ca.  Kenny Podmore thanked Dr. Schaefer for this fantastic program and presented him with a Certificate that our club would donate to the Rotary Foundation for ten polio vaccines in his honour.