Public hearing for Haro Woods on Tuesday

Haro Woods has one final step to overcome as Saanich looks to permanently preserve the forest in Cadboro Bay as parkland.

Haro Woods has one final step to overcome as Saanich looks to permanently preserve the forest in Cadboro Bay as parkland.

A public hearing will be held Tuesday (July 23) at Saanich council chambers (770 Vernon Ave.) for residents to provide their say on rezoning the forest.

The process involves Saanich and the Capital Regional District swapping land, giving the municipality majority ownership of the forest.

The CRD will give Saanich 4.33 hectares of forest in exchange for 1.5 ha to house a 5,000 cubic metre underground tank, which is designed to capture overflows from sewer lines during major storms. Saanich will retain another 1.4 ha of forest next to the tank site.

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