Vandals left their mark on the Charters Creek Salmon Interpretive Centre

Vandals leave their unwelcome mark

Graffiti is found on the building at the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre

The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre on Sooke River Road near the Sooke Pot Holes was vandalized during the night on April 4.

The front of the newly constructed building was defaced with a long streak of spray paint. A window was broken with a rock, and surrounding signage was damaged, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Wright.

A pair of trees along the access road were also vandalized, with a phrase cursing the Capital Regional District. The centre is not a project of the CRD.

Wright said there have been no reports of similar vandalism.

Elida Peers, of the Salmon Interpretive Centre, said the incident was  “frustrating and disappointing.”

“We have had activity on the grounds at night, that is people coming in and doing wheelies, but no vandalism,” she said.

Peers said the worst of the problem is the graffiti, and hopes the vandals will come forward and volunteer to clean it off the building’s wood panels.

The Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre is valued at $1-million.

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