Letters: Leave a legacy

John Phillips Memorial Park should be left intact for all residents

As a taxpayer and naturalist, I agree with Corinne Bains who’s letter “Green space will be lost” was published in the Oct. 24 issue of the Sooke News Mirror.

The lands adjacent to the offices of the District of Sooke are a natural wildlife sanctuary within walking distance of every residence in the Sooke core.

What a legacy to leave in the heart of Sooke for all generations to come!

Every year, white-fronted geese winter here and there are many other species of birds and other wildlife which can be viewed here as well. Young families can bring their children here to see salamanders and frogs, etc.

If council wants to help the bike skills group, I respectfully submit that helping them acquire some land in another location (within bike riding distance) should be considered.

Let’s leave the green space as a sanctuary for wildlife for the enjoyment of all.

Donna Roe

Sooke