Muhlenberg’s Centaury

Letter: Rare plants among our most interesting heritage

Re: Park plays vital biodiversity role and Heritage protection must extend to nature, Oak Bay News, March 9

Re: Park plays vital biodiversity role and Heritage protection must extend to nature, Oak Bay News, March 9

Right on. Rare plants are among our most interesting natural heritage in Oak Bay.

Many of our urban parks are no ordinary parks. They are living museums replete with natural and cultural heritage, from Uplands to the Chinese Cemetery National Historic Site at Harling Point.

Thanks to Chris Hyde-Lay and Oak Bay Parks for paying attention to this priceless and unusual heritage.

Oak Bay should do what many other Canadian municipalities have done: declare itself a Heritage District and protect its heritage professionally.

This is our brand. Time has come to make it official.

Jacques Sirois

Oak Bay