Ann and Michael Philpot are avid boaters who love exploring the islands of the Salish Sea. Their Wallace Point property neighbours the sheltered waters of Peter Cove, making it a perfect home base for the Philpots as well as ideal habitat for many plant and animal species.
The Wallace Point NAPTEP Covenant protects 1.63 hectares of woodland, forest, coastal rocky bluff and herbaceous ecosystems. Surrounded by kelp beds, Wallace Point supports habitat for marine and terrestrial species including river otters, mink, and seals. Old-growth Douglas-fir trees provide nesting for Bald Eagles. Provincially blue-listed Seaside Juniper grows on the rocky bluffs of the property.
As the Philpots learned more about the sensitive ecosystems, native plant and animal species and special geological features of their property, they decided to register a conservation covenant to ensure the natural habitat would be protected. The protection of Wallace Point with a covenant provides solace to the Philpots, who know that the land they love will be preserved forever.
This conservation covenant was donated through the Natural Area Protection Tax Exemption Program (NAPTEP).