RITHET’S BOG CONSERVATION SOCIETY
The Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society (RBCS) is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving Rithet’s Bog with its unique wetland ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations and also educating the public about the ecology of Rithet’s Bog. We work closely with Saanich Parks and their Pulling Together Volunteer Program. RBCS is a non profit charitable society.
We acknowledge that Rithet’s Bog lies within the traditional territories of the:
lək ̓ ʷəŋən peoples represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the
W̱ SÁNEĆ peoples represented by the W̱ JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱ SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.
RITHET’S BOG CONSERVATION AREA
The Rithet’s Bog Conservation Area is a Saanich natural area park and nature sanctuary. It covers 38 hectares and has a 3.2 kilometer walking trail. It is known for its wide variety of wetlands and birds plus its high level of biodiversity. Rithet’s Bog is located in the Royal Oak area at the southwest corner of the Broadmead community, northeast of the Quadra Street/Pat Bay Highway overpass.
The park is noted for its variety of wetland habitats and biological diversity they support.
Over 100 species of birds have been observed at Rithet’s Bog, plus some rare and endangered species, a wide variety of native plants and insects such as butterflies and dragonflies.
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