(Submitted photo)

New Saanich boardwalk boasts 65-year lifespan

All trails open at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

The new floating boardwalk is open at the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary in Saanich. Residents can walk the trails daily from dawn to dusk and the Nature House is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends noon to 4 p.m.

“I am very proud to announce Phase II of the floating boardwalk construction is complete and the new boardwalk now open to the public,” said Kathleen Burton, Executive Director, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. “The former boardwalk spanning the lake was rundown and removed over the summer. In its place, today we announce this new one — with guaranteed longevity of 65-75 years – has been installed. That, is something to be both thankful for and, very, very proud of.”

During the ceremonial ribbon cutting and opening last weekend, Leanna Hill, chair Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society, said the re-opening of the floating boardwalk signifies the is dedicated to fostering the community’s understanding and appreciation of nature through direct experiences inspiring personal action.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary applauds those involved in Phase II of the Floating Boardwalk project for finishing once again, on time and on budget.

RELATED: New boardwalk floating across Saanich’s Swan Lake re-opens

RELATED: Boardwalk across Saanich’s Swan Lake closes until fall

“Our thanks goes to our individual and corporate donors and the numerous sanctuary members and community minded individuals who have given us positive response and financial assistance to see the project a success demonstrating that working together, allows the Society to accomplish together what cannot be achieved alone,” said Burton. “Apart from the established collaboration I just mentioned, Sawn Lake currently has 265 members. Each of these stakeholders is integral to a projects like this. Our members support nature.”

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is dedicated to education, culture, protection, and appreciation of the unique ecosystem it stewards.

Visit swanlake.bc.ca/become-a-member.php for society membership information.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Just Posted

VicPD seeks person of interest after short-term rental ransacked

Combined losses for damage and theft are over $5,000

Whitecaps favourite switches to the Island

Marcel de Jong worked to end Whitecaps contract, joining Pacific FC on the ground floor

RCMP ask for public’s help to determine cause of weekend fire

RCMP are investigating the cause of the South Island Concrete fire

UVic’s cutting-edge centre leading the way in drones and AI

Centre For Aerospace Research works with partners including Department of National Defence

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

Most Read