Trails Forum to be Held for SSI Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

Nov 07, 2016

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) and its consultants are holding a trails forum to seek community input to identify current opportunities, uses and issues, to help guide and prioritize future projects and to assist with the allocation of trail development funds.

The 2009 Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan identified trail development as a high priority with the public. Based on this recommendation, PARC has been actively developing a comprehensive trail network on Salt Spring Island. The evaluation and prioritization of new and existing trail projects is an important step in the development of community trails on the island. 

The primary objectives of the trails forum is to bring multiple trails advocates together to:

  1. Review background materials and identify major issues, opportunities, and any missing information.
  2. Develop criteria for ranking trails projects.
  3. Make recommendations for future trail development and funding requests to PARC.

The Trails Forum is open to the public and will be held over two weekday evenings.

Dates:             Monday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 16

Time:               5:30 - 8pm

Location:        Portlock Portable, 145 Vesuvius Bay Road

Interested participants are asked to RSVP by emailing dovington@crd.bc.ca or by calling 250.537.4448

“Trails and trail networks that are designed with guidance from professionals coupled with input from community members provide a truly sustainable asset with health and economic benefits and do so very cost effectively. The forum will be an opportunity for input not only for Salt Spring Island trails but also to trail connections off island. Don't miss this opportunity to share your ideas with others.” said Wayne McIntyre, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director.

For more information, please visit https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/ssi-parks

Celebrating 50 years! 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, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington
Manager, Salt Spring Island Parks & Recreation
Tel: 250.537.4448
dovington@crd.bc.ca