Salt Spring's Trail and Nature Club is working with BC Parks to acquire a piece of land on Mt. Erskine to protect a very popular 6 kilometre trail from Collins Road to Toynbee Road.
I am pleased to support this acquisition as part of the development and expansion of our province’s beautiful park system.
In addition to securing the trail corridor, incorporating this land into the provincial park will provide access to several beautiful viewpoints and potential picnic sites. The trail winds through forest that includes many pine trees, stands of Coastal Douglas Fir, and arbutus. As a trail already exists on this piece of land, no new trail construction will be required.
BC Parks had the land professionally appraised, contracted with the landowner to buy it, and will cover most of the related survey and legal costs. Although the BC Parks Foundation is collecting donations and issuing tax receipts, the Salt Spring Island community is responsible for raising the funds to purchase the land.
I hope you will consider contributing to this important fundraising project.
If you would like to make a donation, contact the BC Parks Foundation. Make a contribution online OR by mail to BC Parks Foundation, #1550-625 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T6 OR by calling 604-343-3975 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In all cases, be sure to specify that your donation is for the “Mt. Erskine Park Trail Connection Fundraiser” and include your contact information for your charitable receipt. If you have any questions please call Charles Kahn, President of Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club, at 250-537-1899
Adam Olsen, MLA
Saanich North and the Islands