Mary Lake Nature SanctuaryVoices of Support
Voices of Support
Mayor Ken Williams
Words from our Supporters
Thanks for your work to protect nature preserves in Victoria. I hike in the Highlands, Mt. Work & walk around Thetis Lake. Instead of worrying about global issues that none of us can do anything about, it is better to focus on local things that we actually can do something about. Thanks for your work organizing the purchase of the lake, and updating on the website.
– J Burns Victoria
Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary is an important and timely initiative deserving the support of Capital Region residents and visitors to Victoria alike that will benefit from this outdoor experience for generations to come. The purchase of the trail through Mary Lake will offer an outstanding 25 km hiking experience from Thetis Lake through to the Gowlland Tod Park all within a 30 minute travel time from Victoria. Congratulations and thank you to the Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society for providing the necessary leadership on this visionary project.
– E. Bonham Victoria.
I’m solidly an outdoors person and living just 2 kms away, I spend a lot of time hiking and kayaking when not at my career in the military. Recently moved to the highlands from Atlantic Canada, I’m a very interested in seeing this project get off the ground and becoming reality. Thanks for sending the brochure (Highland News) in our mailbox this afternoon.
– T. Nevills, Highlands
Put our property taxes to good use and get Mary Lake!
– A. Higgins
Acquisition of Mary Lake as a park would be a visionary act, keeping environmental protection and public access to wild land in a climate of development that will not relent any time soon. Let’s do it for the next generation (and then enjoy it ourselves!)
– J Nelson
This sounds like a fantastic venture that should for sure happen!
– C. Judge
Thanks so much for spearheading this initiative. Our entire household supports it.
I wish Mary Lake to be protected for the enjoyment of everyone. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see Beauty in Nature never grows old”. We must protect the watershed and all of the wonderful trees that provide us with oxygen. It seems that so many of our gorgeous forests are disappearing on this Island and everywhere. Also the wildlife need this beautiful area to be saved for them.
D. Middleton, Highlands
Congratulations on all that you have achieved to protect Mary Lake. Looking forward to hiking the property in the near future.
– D. Hovatta, Langford
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
– D. Anderson, Victoria BC
Thank you for your dedication and for all of the work you have done to make this happen.
– C. Hovey, Highlands
Thank you most sincerely for your vision in making an invaluable contribution to future generations!
– D Williams, Highlands
Time is something so limited and precious. Thank you for spending your time so generously, wisely, and with hands reaching to the future.
Thank you for ensuring this amazing property will remain as a legacy for future generations.
– V Fletcher, Highlands
Congratulations! Wonderful news that the Mary Lake property will be preserved for people, animals, birds, trees and nature of all kinds in perpetuity.
– H. & G. Pelly-Graham, Victoria
You have done it! And in the process you have served as a modern and local example of a favourite quote… “Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative or creation, there is one elementary truth…that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise never have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in ones’s favor all manner of incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have believed would have come his way. Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it.” W H Murray From The Scottish Himalayan Expedition 1951 Thank you GVGS and Bob
– S. Richardson, Highlands
– L. Miller, Victoria
– Kerry Cooper, Victoria
Robin June Hood (Director) First Nations Liaisons
Robin is a cultural geographer, educator, filmmaker and activist/academic. Robin worked for several years in Latin America supporting Mayan efforts to strengthen indigenous knowledge traditions, and secure cultural survival. During 25 years as an international development consultant and educator she has focused on protecting endangered peoples and landscapes, and creating strategies for educational renewal. Robin completed a post doctorate position at the University on cultural keystone species research using digital storytelling. Robin was the co founder of the Global Village Store, Youth Speaks, the Gaia Project, and Gumboot Productions. She was on the Rainforest Solutions team that crafted the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreement. Her recent book, For the Love of Nature: Solutions for Biodiversity was published in 2010. Robin was the Director of the Community Based Research Institute at Vancouver Island University until 2011.
We need your help! There are many ways you can contribute to the Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary. Your support will have a positive benefit for the whole region, local community and nature.
- Make a Charitable Donation (Tax Deductible)
- Join our Volunteer List
- Sign up for our Newsletter
- Become a member
- Connect and share on social media
- Participate in our events
Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary
1772 Millstream Rd,
Victoria, BC V9B 6E4
Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society
499 Millstream Lake Rd.
Victoria, BC. V9B 6H5
Registered Charity BN: 11894 6953 RR0001
WSÁNEC Coast Salish
Mary Lake lies within the traditional territories of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) Coast Salish Peoples.
We recognize the integral role the ancestors of the WSÁNEC Coast Salish Peoples have played as past stewards of the Mary Lake and Highlands lands.