Update of the Brooks Point Regional Park Management Plan

Oct 09, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) is updating its management plan for Brooks Point Regional Park and is seeking the community’s input. Residents are invited to attend a presentation on Pender Islands on Thursday, October 16, where CRD staff will be onsite to gather comments and ensure that the public’s interests are considered in the planning process.

"The recent land addition to the park, which connects Brooks Point and Gowlland Point, requires an update of the park management plan,” explained Susan Brice, Chair of the CRD Regional Parks Committee. “The intent is not to rewrite the management plan, but to amend it to include the new land parcel, and to integrate it into the park management framework."

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Where: Upper Hall, Pender Islands Community Hall
4418 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island

Brooks Point Regional Park is located at the southwest tip of South Pender Island. The park is made up of Brooks Point and Gowlland Point and a parcel of land that connects the two, which was purchased in 2010. The park was purchased through the Land Acquisition Fund, a donation from the Brooks family and with funding assistance from the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC), the Islands Trust Fund (ITF), Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT), the Pender Islands Conservancy Association (PICA) and Friends of Brooks Point.

An Advisory Group, comprised of the funding partners listed above, is providing advice to the CRD during the update process. The management plan provides strategic policy direction, specific priority actions for the park and direction to support the development, management and operation of the park. The current park management plan was approved by the CRD Board in 2008.

To view the draft management plan and provide comments on it, visit https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/brooks-point

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For more information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332
Cell: 250.889.8030