Matthews Point Regional Park Management Plan
The CRD is developing a management plan for Matthews Point Regional Park on Galiano Island, to guide park management, development and use. Public involvement is an integral park of the management planning process.
There are two rounds of public engagement planned during the management plan process. The CRD wants to ensure that all interests are considered in the planning process. As part of the first round, a public session took place in November 2017 on Galiano Island to gather input about the park environment, current visitor use patterns, and issues. The information provided will help the CRD prepare the management plan. The deadline to provide feedback for the first round of public engagement ended December 3, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who participated. There will be additional opportunities to provide input once the draft plan is prepared in 2018.
Purpose of a Management Plan
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.
Key steps in the planning process:
- Consultation to gather information and ideas (Underway)
- Drafting the plan
- Consultation on the draft plan
- Finalizing the plan for approval
- Implementing the management plan
About the Park
The 25 ha park is located on the south-east tip of Galiano Island. It is managed by CRD Regional Parks. The park is currently in reserve status with no official trails or visitor facilities, although some informal trails exist on site.
- Steep bluffs with views of Active Pass
- Significant diversity of ecosystems, including coastal bluff and cliff ecosystems, and older second-growth forest
- A 400 metre stretch of sandy beach
- Vibrant wildflowers in the spring