Vic­to­ria backs UNESCO sta­tus bid for Sal­ish Sea

Times Colonist - - The Capital / B.c. -

With Earth Day ar­riv­ing on Sat­ur­day, Vic­to­ria coun­cil­lors are en­cour­ag­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to nom­i­nate the Sal­ish Sea as a UNESCO World Her­itage Site.

Coun­cil­lors have unan­i­mously en­dorsed a res­o­lu­tion urg­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to sup­port the nom­i­na­tion for World Her­itage Site recog­ni­tion.

Lau­rie Gourlay, in­terim di­rec­tor of the Sal­ish Sea Trust, said in a state­ment that Vic­to­ria’s res­o­lu­tion was “a tremen­dous boost” to ef­forts for cul­tural and nat­u­ral pro­tec­tions for the Sal­ish Sea.

The Sal­ish Sea Trust and Sea Le­gacy, both non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions on Van­cou­ver Is­land, have part­nered to raise sup­port for the World Her­itage Site ap­pli­ca­tion.

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