Welcome to Protect Our Parks
"The best legacy you leave behind leaves no trace at all"
POP Alliance - Latest News (Updated: Thursday March 28, 2013)
Things have been quiet through 2012 which is an indication that there are no current battles to be fought.
We'll be in touch if anything of interest or controversy comes along.
Useful CRD Parks Links:
Regional Parks Committee:
Agenda Library: Citizen Advisory Panel for Regional Parks Strategic Plan
2000-09 Regional Parks Strategic Plan (PDF)
Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt - includes links to Draft Management Plan
Share Your Point of View - Join the POP Forum
The POP Alliance needs your suggestions and guidance as we pursue our mission. To make this as easy as possible we've created a Forum. While you can check out some of the discussions as a guest, please join the Forum so you can comment, ask questions and interact with the outdoor community.
Our group was formed in April 2010 when CRD Parks Committee at the March meeting indicated that the ban on Motorized Off-Road Vehicles (MORV) in Regional Parks might be rescinded. At the Regional Parks Committee meeting on 21 Apr a unanimous vote confirmed that the ban would remain in force. Our group name at this time was : Preserve Our Parks.
Adding our voice on this issue to that of our member organizations proved effective, and founding members of POP realized that there are many other areas where an Alliance such as ours could assist in ensuring a bright future for our Regional Parks. You can read more about our aims, beliefs and activities here.
In September 2010 we agreed that a more accurate name for what we're about would be Protect Our Parks, and so the name change was made. You will still see references to our old name in archival documents.
We pursue this mission by:
- helping outdoor and conservation organizations in the Capital Regional District communicate with each other;
- working with park management bodies in their efforts to maintain the environmental integrity of parks in the Victoria area;
- promoting appropriate recreational activities within them.
We intend that the POP Alliance will retain its loose, informal framework and see no need presently to adopt a more formal structure.
We are currently building a reference library designed to help educate us all on parks-related issues.
"Save the Sooke Hills" Project
All related information for this project has been archived.
Check out the Summitpost.org web site and scroll down the page to watch a video illustrating the fragility of our parks, and why it is so important to protect them.
Help Us Ensure the Future of Regional Parks
Join one of our member groups so your voice can be heard.