The three pathways are part of Oak Bay’s Centennial Trial, declared by the municipality during its centennial year. Volunteers have been restoring these remnant patches of Garry oak habitat to a more natural aesthetic since early 2006. They have removed invasive Himalayan blackberry and English ivy and have planted native plants associated with Garry oak ecosystems. Volunteers meet Sunday mornings (weather permitting), 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Partners include the Native Plant Study Group, the Municipality of Oak Bay Parks Department, the Friends of Brighton Avenue Walkway, the Canadian Wildlife Federation.