CRD Working to Keep Regional Parks & Trails Safe, Enjoyable Spaces

Apr 17, 2009

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District is preparing for a busy summer in the region’s 30 parks and trails and is requesting the public’s help to protect our natural areas and to help ensure safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences for all visitors.

“Our beaches at regional parks are particularly popular with residents and tourists because they are wonderful places to spend a day walking, swimming or picnicking,” said Christopher Causton, Chair of the CRD Parks Committee. “Unfortunately, bylaw violations also increase as we approach the summer season. While the majority of park visitors are respectful of natural areas and of others, we are finding it necessary to increase our enforcement of bylaw infractions, especially those related to alcohol in parks.”

Alcohol consumption and violations by pet owners account for the majority of the park infractions. CRD will be writing more fines for these types of offences and is partnering with RCMP and local police agencies to carry out check stops to help curb inappropriate behaviour in regional parks.

If the public witnesses a park violation they are asked to write it down and report it to CRD Regional Parks at 250.478.3344.

For more information please visit Regional Parks.

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For further information please contact:
Laurie Sthamann
Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332