Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) is undertaking a survey to hear the public’s views on future funding priorities for CRD regional parks and trails.
The CRD Regional Parks system has grown significantly over the last decade to 13,000 hectares situated in 33 regional parks with more than 7.3 million visits per year. The higher number of visitors to parks results in more impacts on facilities and the environment. Some major facilities also need to be repaired or replaced in the near future to ensure the safety and enjoyment of park visitors. Additionally, with the possible future acquisition of parkland, more costs for operating and maintaining regional parks and trails are expected.
If we are to protect park environments and continue to offer quality outdoor recreation experiences in an expanding park system, choices need to be made about how to allocate funds. The CRD is engaging the public through the survey to help set priorities for future Regional Parks spending.
For more information and to complete the survey, please visit: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/regional-parks-funding-priorities. The survey is available online to October 8, 2018.
The results will be published in a public report to the CRD Regional Parks Committee and CRD Board in 2019.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks