Princess Louisa Inlet
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Fundraising deadline extended!
An exciting message from our CEO:
August 14, 2019
To you, our incredible community of parks supporters,
It’s nearly August 15th and our Purchase and Sale Agreement for the land in Princess Louisa Inlet states that we are to notify the vendor if we have all of the required funds. Then we have until the 28th to complete all of the paperwork for the land transfer.
Thanks to you, as of today we have reached 93% of our goal! The support and goodwill we have received from so many people has been nothing short of incredible. From British Columbians to donors from as far away as Japan and Germany, from Grade 5 students and pensioners, to foundations, it is clear that you love this place and want to preserve it. And we know there are still people out there who want to help bring this amazing story to a successful conclusion.
So, we are going to go for it. We are notifying the vendor that we will complete the deal by August 28th. Every step and every cheer counts as we race for the finish line! Please let your community know we are going to keep pushing until we get there. We can do this!
- Dr. Andrew Day, Chief Executive Officer, BC Parks Foundation
Princess Louisa Inlet needs your help
Located along British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, Princess Louisa Inlet is often referred to as the Yosemite of the North for good reason: it is considered the best example of a southern fjord in North America. This roadless, undeveloped inlet is a premiere destination for boaters, water-sport adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts throughout the Pacific Northwest.
It is largely unprotected and most of the southern side is now up for sale.
Three lots of land covering 4.5 kilometers (three miles) of waterfront and more than 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of pristine watershed in the inlet are up for sale. We have signed an exclusive Purchase and Sale Agreement with the vendor, giving us until the end of August before our deal expires. The BC Parks Foundation is incredibly concerned about the Inlet's uncertain future, as any development in this delicate ecosystem would be detrimental. Your support is urgently needed to preserve this gem of a place - forever.
This is one of Canada's most breathtaking destinations. It is home to grizzly bears, mountain goats, eagles, the threatened marbled murrelets, northern goshawk, lichen and moss communities, marine life, and other flora and fauna. It deserves protection.
How you can help
Thanks to friends like you, we have almost reached our goal. Now we need to close the gap.
We are seeking partners that want to join us in creating a legacy in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most breathtaking destinations. If you donate through this page, your contribution will be put towards protecting the Princess Louisa Inlet. You may also donate by downloading and filling out this form and emailing it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Princess Louisa International Society currently helps fund an annual park ranger position in the area, providing long-term stewardship capacity so that your legacy will be looked after into the future.
Our goal is to permanently protect Princess Louisa Inlet by purchasing the lots and transferring them to BC Parks for convertsion into a Class A Provincial Park, or land trust properties.
There may be opportunity to bundle it with adjoining Crown lands, properties with conservation covenants and the existing park, to create 9,000 hectares (22,000 acres) of connected and protected land.
The marine portion of the inlet already has federal protection designations. If this long-term goal is successful, it will mean protecting this iconic inlet from mountain top to ocean floor, creating a unique model of whole ecosystem preservation.
Please join us and Princess Louisa Inlet, so we can pass on the magic of this natural treasure, forever.
Where is Princess Louisa Inlet?
If we are not successful in raising the funds by the time our agreement expires at the end of August and the land is sold to another buyer, we will contact all donors who have contributed specifically to Princess Louisa and provided their contact information, to see if they would like a refund.
BC's parks are places of astounding natural beauty that anchor our hearts and our souls.”