From Becky Goodall March, Park Planner + Designer at Saanich Parks & Recreation:
Saanich Council recently directed the Parks Division to develop a
management plan for the Saanich-owned portion of Haro Woods (Haro Woods consists
of 4 parcels, 2 Saanich-owned parcels (totalling 5.8 ha / 14.2 ac), a CRD-owned
parcel (1.6 ha / 3.9 ac), and a University of Victoria-owned parcel (1.5 ha / 3.6
ac) – see reverse).
The management plan will establish a guiding vision
for the park, and clarify its recreational role and natural areas strategy. The
plan will be developed over the next 2 years.
An important part of the process is hearing from the
community and stakeholders. To ensure that this participation is meaningful we are
forming the Haro Woods Management Plan Advisory Group. This group will consist
of staff members and representatives from key stakeholder groups. It will assist
in public engagement and research, and will also act as a sounding board for
We invite the CBRA to participate
in the advisory group by providing a representative. We anticipate that the group
will meet approximately 4-5 times for 2 hours, between April and November 2016.
The first meeting will be in April, on a date to be determined. Please let us know if you will participate by March
31, and provide your representative’s name and contact information.
also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss
this further, via email me, or by telephone at