Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Public Consultations for Draft Gulf Islands Management Plan

Got a little press release today, from Parks Canada and the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve! They're looking for public input on their draft management plan for GINPR. You can download a copy from their website link and read it -- the plan is an interesting short paper, summing up some good news and plans for the future.
It's not necessary to be a kayaker or other small boat user to send input to Parks Canada. Heck, you don't even have to be Canadian or a local resident! If you'd like to come visit this park speckled across several marvelous islands, give your opinions. If you have insights based on your experience of other parks, that's useful too. And tell them you heard from us about their call for public input.
Here's the English version of the press release:
Photo from the GINPR website - I think this is Sunset Beach on Portland Island.


We are writing to invite you to participate in public consultations for the
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve’s draft management plan. From today
until June 9, 2013, we encourage you to obtain a copy of the draft plan and
to submit your comments and suggestions. This can be done via our website
at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/gulf, by e-mail at gulf.islands@pc.gc.ca or by
telephone at 604-654-4000.

We also welcome you to provide your thoughts in person at one of the
following public meetings being held in May:

   •    Saturna Island Recreation & Cultural Centre, Saturday, May 11, 11 am—2 pm
   •    Sidney—Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave., Thursday, May 23, 7—10 pm
   •    Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, Saturday, May 25, 12 noon —3 pm
   •    Pender Island Community Hall, Sunday, May 26, 11 am—2 pm

These meetings will begin with a short presentation followed by a question
and answer period and an opportunity for discussion with park reserve

Public consultation on the development of management plans is required by
Canada’s National Parks Act. However, we view this as an important
opportunity for ongoing dialogue with you, to ensure that the Gulf Islands
National Park Reserve remains a real and inspiring part of the Canadian

We would like to thank you for your on-going interest in and support for
the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and welcome you to share this
information with others in your professional and personal networks.

We look forward to hearing from you.


The Management Planning Team,
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

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