This BC park was about to be destroyed — but a citizen movement saved it. Here's how.

Why It Matters

The 2019 climate strikes were the largest climate demonstrations in global history, showing the world the power of citizen movements. Crowdfunding is helping these kinds of movements contribute one very important tool for impact — the money needed to make it happen.

In early 2019, three lots of land along Princess Louisa Inlet, a pristine jewel on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, went up for sale. Often called the “Yosemite of the North” for its sheer granite cliffs, it’s home to grizzly bears, mountain goats, and endangered bird species. It is a pure, undeveloped example of the incredible beauty BC has to offer — and it deserves protection.

At least that’s how Andrew Day, CEO of the BC Parks Foundation, tells the story. The foundation decided they’d try to purchase the land, with the intention of saving it from being used for logging. But the catch was that they only had 3 months to raise the $3 million it would cost

Amazingly, they did it. They secured a purchase agreement by May 2019. And on September 3, 2019, the foundation successfully acquired the property. The area is significant. It’s

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