Got a note today from Carolyn Stewart, one of the staff who manage the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (GINPR).
No, that's not the name of a dwarf from a Tolkien novel! It's the name of the national park spread out on all those little scattered islands that we like to paddle among. Dunno about you, but I plan to visit new places among those little park-lets, and maybe camp on Saturna next summer.
At any rate, their public sessions are coming up in September. Local paddlers should try to drop by or at least send some comments, ok? Her contact info is below.
Carolyn's note says:
In Victoria, we will have park/management plan information booth & display at The Bay Centre in downtown Victoria (1150 Douglas St, 2nd floor) on Thursday, September 15 from 11am -2pm.
In Sidney, we will have an afternoon, open house at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon Ave, Rm 2) on Saturday, October 1 from 1pm - 3pm.
Please drop by and provide your ideas and comments on the phase 1 aspects for the management plan. If you cannot make it, please be sure and provide your comments by email, mail or fax.
Park and Community Planning Coordinator / Coordonnatrice, parc et planification urbaine
Parks Canada / Parcs Canada
Coastal BC Field Unit / Unité de gestion de la Côte de la C.B.
2220 Harbour Road / 2220 chemin Harbour
Sidney, BC / C.B. V8L 2P6
Tel / Tél: 250-654-4012
Toll free / sans frais: 1-866-944-1744
Fax / Télécopieur: 250-654-4014