-The Capital Regional District (CRD) is holding a community dialogue session to assist in the preparation of an updated management plan for Island View Beach Regional Park
. The purpose of the dialogue is to offer a forum for people to jointly discuss possible options for addressing identified park management issues.
Saturday, November 21, 9:30am-3:30pm
Greek Community Hall, 4648 Elk Lake Dr., Saanich
RSVP | 250-478-3344
“CRD staff is following a four-step process that has been approved by the Regional Parks Committee to prepare the management plan and public participation is an integral component of the process,” said Susan Brice, CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair. “The community dialogue is a professionally-facilitated session to develop possible options for addressing park issues around camping, dogs, environmental stewardship, park infrastructure, park management, park operations and visitor experience.”
Opportunities for public participation also include an online response form for those who are unable to attend the community dialogue session.
There are four steps for public participation in the park management plan development process:
Step 1 – Information about the park’s natural environment (Completed Spring 2015);
Step 2 – Identify park management issues and interests (Completed Summer 2015);
Step 3 – Hold community dialogue session (Now underway Fall-Winter 2015);
Step 4 – Prepare and present a draft plan, seek feedback, and prepare a final plan (Winter 2016).
The CRD is updating the 1989 management plan for Island View Beach Regional Park due to changes in and around the park over the last twenty-five years. The plan will set the future management direction for the park, including the vision, goals, direction statements, and management objectives and actions for environmental conservation, cultural heritage management, visitor experience and parks operations and development.
Details of the planning process are available at: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/island-view-beach-management-plan.
The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030