Christmas Hill Fence
(the Christmas Hill fence, before and after the weekend's vandalism | Saanich Police)

Saanich Police are investigating after a volunteer project aimed at protecting ecological restoration on Christmas Hill was destroyed.

The Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary had erected a fence in the area to protect it from foot traffic.

Public donations were used by volunteers to assemble a structure out of cedar-split rails that were nailed together.

At some point over the weekend of January 16th to 18th, an unknown party dismantled the fence and threw the rails over the side of the hill and down an embankment.

Police say the vandalism would have taken a considerable amount of time, and the motive is unknown.

Officers are looking for any witnesses or persons with information on the incident to come forward.

Saanich Police say the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization and the destruction has caused a significant loss for them.

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