Places Protected in the Islands
Enchanted Forest is a seasonally-wet woodland that holds and absorbs groundwater for the surrounding community. Willows and western redcedar shade the swamp below, and slough sedge, small-flowered bulrush, and salmonberry create a lush understory. Visitors to the park can enjoy an interpretative walk through the forest, learning about the different plant species that thrive in its wet environment. The trail ends at a scenic seasonal waterfall.
The Capital Regional District protects Enchanted Forest as a regional park. A conservation covenant in favour of the Islands Trust Fund was placed on the property as a condition of a larger subdivision. As a regional park with the second layer of security offered by the covenant, the forest will remain protected in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.
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