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Thieves Beware

Park Watch patroller Lavyna Alexander gives Jamie Maquire, from Saanich,  some helpful information at the Sooke Potholes.  - Pirjo Raits
Park Watch patroller Lavyna Alexander gives Jamie Maquire, from Saanich, some helpful information at the Sooke Potholes.
— image credit: Pirjo Raits

Alexander has been a volunteer organizer with Park Watch for 14 years. Donations help keep Park Watch operational. Park Watch serves in the parks from Matheson Lake to Aylard Farm (East Sooke and Pike Road parking areas) Sooke Potholes, French Beach, China Beach and Botanical Beach in Port Renfrew.

The JDF Regional Park Watch Society is a local, registered non-profit society with charitable status which operates the annual Park Watch program in the region from May to September. The prime focus is to prevent theft from vehicles, break-ins and vandalism. Patrollers also provide information on keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while enjoying the spectacular scenery and the parks.

Since its inception in 2001, there have been no reports of vehicle break-ins or vandalism while Patrollers are on duty.

“Before 2000, 110 vehicles were broken into in two months at parks near Sooke,” said Alexander.

 

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