Places Protected in the Islands
Marilynn King protected this waterfront property on North Pender Island with a conservation covenant co-held by the Islands Trust Fund and the Pender Islands Conservancy Association. The covenant protects a lush forest of Douglas-fir and western redcedar. The forest ends on a point of land that juts into the sea, surrounded on three sides by rich eel grass beds. Seals can often be seen resting on the rocks and sandy beach below.
Marilynn named the property Oscar's Landing in memory of an orphaned river otter her daughter once rescued and raised. Marilynn has protected four other properties on North Pender, building a legacy of protected areas on Stanley Point close to Oscar's Landing. She also made a significant donation to the Islands Trust Fund's Covenant Fund to ensure these and other protected covenants remain healthy forever.
This conservation covenant was donated through the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program.
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