Come and share your ideas about the future of Moorecroft Regional Park at the first public open house on Saturday October 22, 2011 from 12 pm – 4 pm at Kennedy Lodge in the park.
You can also fill out an online survey.
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has retained O2 Planning and Design to help with a 10 year management plan, which is scheduled to be complete in November 2012.
At this stage, the goal is to identify issues and opportunities that the plan needs to address and to inform the development of a draft:
- Management Goals, and
- Management scenarios for the park
The 34 hectare Moorecroft site includes close to 1 km of beach and spectacular views across the Georgia Strait. There are approximately 32 hectares of natural forest featuring tree species such as Western Red Cedar, Douglas-fir, Arbutus, Bigleaf Maple, Red Alder and Garry Oak. Two intermittent creeks run through the property, and two eagle nesting sites have been identified. The property also contains a wetland area known as Skipsey Lake, a play field and a network of trails.
The Nature Trust of BC is still accepting donations to purchase this park.