“Sanctuary, a place set apart as a refuge."
William Morrell's Legacy
With conservation in mind, William Morrell, a local contractor, donated this land in 1973 for the public's enjoyment. Last logged in the 1920s, Morrell Nature Sanctuary is a privately owned nature reserve. It is leased and managed by the Morrell Sanctuary Society for Environmental Education, a non-profit organization managed by volunteers who maintain the park and organize many programs for school children and the public. We are supported solely by donations, membership fees and, in the past, a gaming grant from the BC Provincial Government. If you are not already a member, please consider joining and helping us to support this lovely property.
For a detailed history of the sanctuary, read Wendy Kirkpatrick's paper, The Morrell Nature Sanctuary.