After 20 years since SILT’s creation, we have an exciting update on DL 1375.
SILT was contacted by Mr. Sahlin’s representative, Wayne Schwandt in early July of 2016 to let us know that he was planning to meet with the Nature Trust of BC with a proposal that would meet the objectives of the Nature Trust, SILT and the Sahlin family.
At our AGM on August 1, The Nature Trust of BC Advisory Committee Member, Doug Christopher, explained that The Nature Trust (TNT) is in the early stages of negotiating to acquire DL 1375. Mr. Sahlin will keep a portion of the land for his family. Savary Islanders Peter Armstrong and John O’Neill have been working with TNT to put a deal together and negotiations with Mr. Sahlin are ongoing. Funds will need to be raised, an estimated $6 million or more.
SILT has been asked to raise at least $1 million while the Nature Trust pursues funding of its own. After more than 20 years, the opportunity to protect the heart of Savary is here. Thanks to everyone who supported SILT over those years. Pledges towards the project may be made using this pledge form, by contacting SILT at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the SILT Tent at the Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 11:00 am-1:00pm.