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April 27, 2011

Brooks Point Completion

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 6:16 pm


Gowlland Point as seen from Brooks Point (photo by Jocko)

From the Pender Islands Conservancy Association:

We need your help to Complete Phase III of our Brooks Point Regional Park Reserve.

Phase III is the parcel of land lying between Brooks Point and Gowlland Point.  The Capital Regional District (CRD) is now holding a $1.65 million loan against this property.  The fund-raising will go towards paying the interest on this loan until the CRD is able to retire it, using future parkland acquisition funding.

Support from the community will play a key role in determining whether the Phase III Land will be a protected conservation area in its entirety or whether it will be subdivided and a part sold to cover the CRD loan.

The Pender Islands Conservancy Association (PICA) is leading this fund-raising campaign on Pender in support of The Land Conservancy of BC (TCL) which is coordinating province-wide fund-raising.  PICA’s goals are to:

1.  Retain the property in its entirety as a conservation area for inclusion in the Brooks Point Regional Park Reserve.

2.  Maintain the ecological values of the property in perpetuity.

Your donations will be much appreciated by all who want to protect and enjoy this unique ecological area.  Donations are tax-deductible.

Visit the PICA Booth at the Farmer’s Market and purchase a Brooks Point T-shirt, some nature cards, a fridge magnet, and learn about the special ecological features of Brooks Point.

Drop off donations to the Conservancy folder at the Pender Island Realty Office at the Driftwood Center or mail to PICA, Box 52, Pender Island, B.C.  V0N 2M0.  Make cheques payable to Pender Islands Conservancy Association.  Tax receipts issued.  Tax Reg.  No: 887 391 068  Please include your name, address, phone number and email address.

For more information about Brooks Point, visit the CRD website here.

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