|Full Name||Salt Spring Community Park|
|Location||Salt Spring Island|
Salt Spring Community Park will be a new 75 acre park with trails for the public on the northeast slope of Hwmet’utsum/Mt. Maxwell that will support the protection of sensitive ecosystems in the neighbouring watershed and will preserve the forest from logging and development. Moving this land from private to community ownership will create the largest contiguous tract of protected land in the Southern Gulf Islands.
This is our generation’s chance to create a park for the future, today.
The 75-acre property is located on the northeast facing slope of Hwmet’utsum/Mt. Maxwell, and helps protect Mt. Maxwell Provincial Park, Mt. Maxwell Ecological Reserve, and Mt. Maxwell Lake – a vital water supply for Salt Spring Island.
We already have $1.4 million in commitments from the CRD, the landowners and other generous donors, but we have to raise the remaining $350,000 by the end of the year or we’ll lose the chance to acquire this land for a community park!
This project is supported by an unprecedented collection of conservationists, climate change activists, outdoor enthusiasts, Salt Spring elders and young people who need a place to learn and play in the forest! Please join our coalition of Salt Springers to bring this community park to life! The Salt Spring Island Foundation will be issuing tax receipts for all donations, which you can deduct from your taxable income for a tax savings at the end of the year.
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The Salt Spring Community Park Campaign respectfully acknowledges that we live and work within the ancestral and unceded traditional territory of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples.
Media sponsorship for the Salt Spring Community Park campaign is provided by the Salt Spring Exchange