Protecting the Environment

Our natural environment is important. It makes our community beautiful and enhances our wellbeing. In urban areas, it cleans our air and water, attracts birds and wildlife and moderates our climate. 

For more information, read Protecting the Environment in Saanich.

The environment and your property

Before you start any work on your property, find out more about:
Find out if you need a permit to:
  • cut down a tree.
  • place fill.
  • clear vegetation.
  • stabilize creek banks.
  • other activities that affect the natural environment.

Get involved!

There are many ways to help protect our natural areas: