B.C. government acquires land to be used as parks

The B.C. government announced today it has acquired more than 190 hectares of land throughout the province to be used as parks.

The most significant parcel of land acquisition occurred just south of Duncan, where the government bought 144 hectares for over $7-million with Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Cowichan Community Land Trust contributing a combined $625,000.

"Our partners help BC Parks identify important areas, so that the ecological, recreational and cultural values of these lands remain intact and protected," said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

"By ensuring the conservation and preservation of these sensitive lands, our children, their children, and future generations will be able to enjoy these beautiful natural spaces for years to come."

Land also was purchased in the Kootenays, Okanagan, Sunshine Coast, and Galiano Island.

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