Purposes and Activities of Rithet's Bog Conservation Society
The mission of the society is to recognize the heritage value of Rithet’s Bog and to carry out activities which will preserve its unique wetland ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations.
Rithet’s Bog Conservation Society (RBCS) is a registered non profit Society dedicated to the care and stewardship of Rithet’s Bog Conservation Area, which contains the last remaining peat bog on the Saanich Peninsula. This Saanich park was donated to the municipality by the Guinness family of Britain in 1994 and subsequently zoned as a nature sanctuary. RBCS works closely with Saanich Parks, advising on the ecology and management of the park, particularly the bog ecosystem. Extensive educational material has also been developed by RBCS, including information on the post-settlement human history of the area.
RBCS is a Federated Club of the Federation of BC Naturalists.
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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We are dependent on public funding for our activities.