The parks staff for the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve has put out a call asking for public input. They're beginning to develop a management process for the GINPR and they are inviting the public to participate. So far, there are several groups involved in the process. The staff particularly wants boat users -- kayakers, yacht owners, etc -- to be part of the information process.
Here's a photo from the GINPR website that was taken on Cabbage Island near Saturna. It's wonderful to be able to do day visits and go hiking or even camping at some of the many park sites in the GINPR. When you ride on the ferry between Swartz Bay and Tsawassen, you pass many of these park sites. Members of our paddle group have enjoyed several places in the GINPR. We have plans to visit more of these small parks and islands and marine areas, this summer and next year and in years to come!
If you've taken your boat to any part of the GINPR or plan to visit it in the future, your input is needed. Check out their website and learn how you can get involved. Their e-mail list will send you newsletters and requests for special input, like the telephone conference call I joined last year.
Click on this link to see the locations and dates for public sessions during this summer in the Vancouver/Victoria/Gulf Islands area.