PKOLS – Mount Douglas Needs Your Voice

Your membership gives us a stronger voice in advocating for the Park. Become a member today. Members of the society are kept informed about the park through newsletters and updates. Members are not required to volunteer. Our society has been working to protect and preserve the natural environment of PKOLS – Mt. Douglas since 1988, supporting creek and native plant restoration.

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All of PKOLS-Mount Douglas at Great Risk

Every ecosystem in PKOLS-Mount Douglas has been designated at risk by the BC Government, from the rocky outcrops at the mountain summit to the beach’s eelgrass habitats. (for map, click here)

In 2008, Saanich took steps to preserve these ecosystems by providing the following guidelines to all staff.

“While use of the parks will undoubtedly increase as the region grows, the rare and valuable natural resources within the park natural areas must be protected.”

Mount Douglas Charter

On November 22, 1992, the Saanich Council met at the summit of Mount Douglas.
This unusual Council meeting took place to formally grant the operation of the
Park by the Province to Saanich and to proclaim the Mount Douglas Park Charter with wording following the original grant to Victoria over 100 years ago. Council unveiled the bronze plaque that stands at the summit today. The text of the Charter, inscribed on the plaque, is given below:

The lands known as Mount Douglas Park are hereby reserved in perpetuity to the protection and preservation of the natural environment for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public.

This land has been transferred by the Province of British Columbia to the Corporation of the District of Saanich on the condition that it be maintained and preserved as a public park.

With this charter, the spirit and intent of the original crown grant of 1889 is maintained while its scope is expanded to include within Mount Douglas Park all adjacent municipal parkland present and future, so that the whole will continue as a wilderness preserve for generations to come.

Proclaimed this 22nd day of November 1992 by the council of the Corporation of the District of Saanich on behalf of the citizens of Saanich.

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