The Princess Louisa Inlet is very close to being bought by the BC Parks Foundation but the 800-hectares of land may slip out of their grasp if they don’t hit their fundraising goal by August 28.
Three lots of land that cover most of the south side of the inlet is up for sale.
The board signed an exclusive purchase and sale agreement with a private vendor to buy the land and turn it into a provincial park as a way to preserve it. If they succeed, their next goal is to bundle it with adjoining Crown lands, land that is already set aside for protection and the existing park, to “create 9,000 hectares of connected and protected land” according to a release.
The inlet will therefore be protected “from mountain top to ocean floor, creating a unique model of whole ecosystem preservation.”
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The board has a target goal of $3 million and they’re 98% of the way to their goal. Donors have come from all over the world, from Japan and Germany to local citizens such as a class of grade 5 students.
The deadline was extended until August 28. As of publication, they are currently $71, 595 away from their goal.
If you would like to donate to help preserve the inlet click here.