Victoria, BC–The Capital Regional District (CRD) is seeking public input on updating the Island View Beach Regional Park Management Plan through public meetings in January and February. This first stage of a four-step planning process permits CRD staff to present and gather scientific information about the park’s natural environment. Public meetings
Date: January 29, 2015
Location: Leonardo De Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street, Victoria, BC
Date: February 5, 2015 Meeting format
Location: Saanich Fairgrounds-Main Hall, 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton, BC
6-6:30pm - Greeting, refreshments
6:30-8:30pm - Scientific presentation, questions and discussion
8:30-9pm - Complete response form
“The purpose of stage one is to develop a common understanding of the natural environment found within Island View Beach Regional Park, and to add to the information base about the natural environment through public feedback,” said Mike Walton, Senior Manager, Regional Parks.
CRD Regional Parks will present scientific information and seek public knowledge on the natural history, coastal processes, ecosystems and habitats, and species of interest found within the park. This will help ensure that as CRD Regional Parks moves forward with preparing the management plan, scientific information about the natural environment is being used to discuss how the regional park should be managed.
“CRD staff is following a process that has been approved by the Regional Parks Committee and public participation is an integral component of preparing the management plan,” said Walton.
In future steps, the CRD will gather information about issues and interests from stakeholders, hold two community round table dialogue sessions, and present a draft Plan for feedback at public meetings.
Details of the planning process, public meeting dates, a presentation on the scientific information about the natural environment, and an online response form are available at: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/island-view-beach-management-plan.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Parks & Environmental Services