Monday, December 8, 2014

Critical Moment for Maltby Lake

Dear Friends,

This Monday a BC Supreme Court will hear arguments about the future of Maltby Lake.

The Land Conservancy owns 35% of this Saanich property but is under pressure from its Court-appointed Monitor to sell off its share to the highest bidder. (TLC has been under Creditor Protection since late 2013.)

Many people in Saanich have contacted me to say that if a sale is ordered by the court it must be to a bidder that will accept an obligation to maintain its natural state. Such a bidder has come forward. The individuals involved have widespread support from the community at large, local Saanich Councillors, local conservationist organizations, and even from the general membership and Board of TLC.

Now we are looking to the BC Supreme Court to recognize this significant public support and fairly balance the valid financial interests of TLC’s creditors with the environmental importance of the watershed itself.

Let’s not forget that the beauty and ecological value of this watershed is extraordinary.

The video which follows is a 10 minute excerpt from a public event I held recently about Maltby. The speaker is an expert in hydrology and has been actively studying Maltby for years. His talk and images are very engaging and clearly lay out why this watershed is worthy of protection.

You can show your support by ‘liking’ the Maltby Lake Society’s facebook page or signing their petition.