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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 06:00 AM

A local family has owned this almost 20-hectare (49-acre) forested property for nearly 50 years. Recognizing the ecological and community values of the property, the family has been pursuing a permanent conservation option for this urban forest for many years. Now, partnering with the Capital Regional District (CRD) and Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) the family has entered an agreement to sell the property to the CRD so that it can be permanently designated an urban forest park.

 

 

https://www.mountainroadforest.ca/

 

 

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Show Your Love for the Forest aims to buy land for new park in Saanich

 

Creatively United for the Planet is promoting Show Your Love for the Forest, a curated pair of getaway packages to be awarded to donors to Habitat Acquisition Trust’s Mountain Road Forest fundraising campaign.

 

The group is looking to purchase a 19.8-hectare piece of land to create a new Capital Regional District park in Saanich.

 

https://www.timescol...nich-1.24297218

 

 

 

 

 

Google mpas:

 

https://www.google.c...!4d-123.4254191

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 March 2021 - 06:02 AM.


#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:03 PM

Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) reached its fundraising goal in partnership with the Capital Regional District, which donated $2 million toward the conservation of Mountain Road Forest.

 

The Greater Victoria community came together with over 1,400 donors to the campaign, which raised $1.12 million, enough with the CRD portion to cover the $3 million purchase price of the property.

 

“The CRD needed the community to meet them halfway to raise the full amount,” HAT executive director Katie Blake said in a release Wednesday.

 

While the campaign fell short of the original goal of $1.4 million, it illustrated how nature creates a powerful connection between people and the earth, she said.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....orest-with-crd/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 July 2021 - 12:04 PM.


#3 Nparker

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 12:23 PM

...While the campaign fell short of the original goal of $1.4 million, it illustrated how nature creates a powerful connection between people and the earth....

It's called gravity.


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#4 Spy Black

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:30 PM

Somewhat restricted access to this area.

I posit we'll see parking issues almost immediately, followed up by numerous and repeat complaints from the local residents who haven't seen a single strangers car parked on their street in 3 decades.



#5 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:33 PM

well hopefully they build a parking area.



 



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