Places Protected in the Islands
Brooks Point is a rare unspoiled coastal headland on the southeastern tip of South Pender, extending into Boundary Pass. The Point is well known for its fields of chocolate lilies each spring. Abundant offshore marine life gives visitors to the Point a rare treat with orca whales often seen feeding close to shore.
When the opportunity arose to protect Brooks Point, seven conservation groups, including the Islands Trust Fund, teamed up to raise the purchase price. The groups raised enough to purchase two parcels of land encompassing the Point, and the Brooks family, keen naturalists, generously donated a third parcel to complete the new regional park. In 2000, the Capital Regional District asked the Islands Trust Fund and Nature Conservancy of Canada to hold a conservation covenant on Brooks Point, adding a second layer of permanent protection for the property. The Islands Trust Fund monitors the property annually and works with the District to make sure the biodiversity values of the park remain for the future.
The Steils and the Steil's Woods Covenant
After more than 50 years immersed in the hustle and bustle of the lower mainland, Sara and Richard Steil now enjoy a quieter life surrounded by natural habitat they protected with a conservation covenant.
Page last updated: 10/02/16