Draft Management Plan for Matthews Point Regional Park Available for Public Review

May 11, 2018

Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District (CRD) draft management plan for Matthews Point Regional Park on Galiano Island is now available for public review and comment. It will guide conservation, development, operations, and use of the park for the next 15 years.

The draft plan and comment form is available on the CRD website from May 11 to June 24, 2018.  Staff will host an information booth and an open house on Galiano Island:

May 26, 2018 | 10am – 2pm
Information Booth
Galiano Island Saturday Market
Lions Park, 922 Burrill Road

June 7, 2018 | Noon – 3pm
Information Open House
Galiano Island South End Hall, 141 Sturdies Bay Road

Staff conducted an initial round of engagement during November and December 2017 to gather input about the park environment, current visitor use patterns, and interests. That initial round of public participation informed the development of the draft management plan, which was reviewed by the CRD Regional Parks Committee and released by the CRD Board for comment. This next step in the public engagement process is to provide the draft plan to key government stakeholders, First Nations and the public for review and comment.

The 25 hectare park is located on the southern tip of Galiano Island along 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 habitats, and is a landmark that is well-recognized by the millions of residents and visitors who travel annually through Active Pass.

Attachment: Park Map (PDF)

 

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