Planning for the Future of Matthews Point Regional Park

Oct 16, 2017

Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is developing a management plan for Matthews Point Regional Park on Galiano Island.  The management plan will guide conservation, development, operation and use of the park over the long term. It will provide strategic policy direction and specific priority actions for park management.

There are two rounds of public engagement planned during the management plan process. As part of the first round, a public session will be held on Galiano Island to gather information and ideas.

Date:   Saturday, November 18
Time:   1-4 pm
Place:  Galiano Island Lions Club, 992 Burrill Road

The public can provide information and comments through the CRD website until December 3, 2017.

“We want to ensure that various interests are considered in the planning process,” said David Howe, CRD Vice Chair and Director for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. “The information provided will help the CRD prepare the management plan.”

The 33.58 ha park is located on the southern tip of Galiano Island at Active Pass. It is managed by CRD Regional Parks. The park is currently in reserve status with no official trails or visitor facilities. The park supports a number of diverse ecosystems and essential bird habitat, and is a well-recognized landmark for the millions of residents and visitors who travel annually through Active Pass.

Visit the CRD website for more about the project and for opportunities to get involved: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/matthews-point-management-plan.

Attachment: Park map (PDF)

The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Zoe Gray, Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3225
Cell: 250.507.7657