The Juan de Fuca Community Land Trust Society was established to acquire environmentally-important properties on southwestern Vancouver Island for public enjoyment and habitat preservation.
July 22, 2015: The Society has embarked on a campaign advocating for the preservation of the Muir watershed. We are working with the Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society and with the blessing of the now-dormant Muir Creek Protection Society.
Although the Muir watershed has been extensively logged, pockets of old growth remain and the rest will recover. If protected it will once again be a splendid forest. Working together, the two Societies have recommended to the Regional Parks Committee that they purchase the parcels that encompass the Muir estuary. This would be a first step towards protection of the entire watershed.
There is no guarantee that hoped for funding will materialize or be enough or that the Parks Committee will apply it to the Muir. However, you can help us raise the profile and priority of acquiring the Muir by donating to the JdF Community Land Trust Society. A benefactor has stepped forward and offered up to $2500.00 in matching donations. Every dollar donated in the next five weeks will provide two dollars for the Society to help further its goals. Read more...