PKOLS – Mount Douglas Needs Your Voice

A primary benefit of society membership is keeping informed about the park through newsletters and email updates. Your membership provides us with a stronger voice in advocating for the Park. Members are not required to volunteer.

Latest News

Location of Replacement Communication Tower Changes!

Don’t let this view be obscured!

Latest updates can be found here.

Celebrating 30+ Years of Advocacy

Our society has been working to protect and preserve the natural environment of PKOLS – Mt. Douglas since 1988 to inspire generations to come. Join us as a member of our society helps maintain the natural beauty of its fragile ecosystems and unique biodiversity. Everyone involved is a volunteer. Grants support some of the activities we are involved with. Become a member or donate to help support creek and native plant restoration, newsletter and brochure production and distribution, and more.

Many fragile ecosystems exist within PKOLS-Mount Douglas, from the rocky outcrops at the mountain summit to the beach’s eelgrass habitats. Every ecosystem in PKOLS-Mount Douglas has been designated an ecosystem at risk by the BC Conservation Data Centre.

In 2008, the District of Saanich took additional steps to help 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.”

Joining the Society helps to make us more effective advocates for PKOLS-Mount Douglas in Saanich, British Columbia. Members receive our newsletter twice per year and information about events.

Students joining us in the outdoor classroom to release their salmon into Mt. Douglas Creek

The PKOLS-Mount Douglas Conservancy is celebrating the 30th anniversary of PKOLS-Mount Douglas (formerly Mount Douglas) as a Saanich nature preserve (November 2022). Pressure on it has never been more significant. A strong voice is needed as we look ahead to the next 30 years.

Mount Douglas Charter

On November 22, 1992, 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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