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Parksville launches second survey dealing with city wetlands

Public engagement will inform 15-year comprehensive plan
The Parksville Wetlands. (File photo)

For the past five months, the City of Parksville has been working with ISL Engineering and Land Services to support the development of a park management plan for the Parksville Wetlands.

This 15-year, comprehensive plan will serve as a blueprint for future park planning and development as well as the ongoing management and maintenance of the wetlands, according to a news release by the City of Parksville.

The first phase of engagement is complete, including an open house and survey in June.

Phase two engagement for the wetlands included the Popup in the Park open house on Sept. 13 and to continue engagement with residents, the city is asking for participation in a second survey open until Oct. 16.

Prior to participating in this survey, please review the information provided at the Popup in the Park open house, now available on Let’s Talk Parksville.

“We are excited to share with our residents, the park concept plan highlighting proposed future habitat improvements, path connections and supportive infrastructure including direction and guidance on the types, locations, uses, and activities within different parts of the park,” the release said. “We look forward to receiving your feedback on the concept plan and park management plan.”

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The survey may be accessed online, from Let’s Talk Parksville and the city’s website. Paper copies will be provided should that be a preferred method to complete the survey.

The draft concept plan for the wetlands will show natural and built enhancements in the park and will include the type, layout, and extent of the proposed features. These enhancements will be informed by planned ecological improvements as well as anticipated visitor use, circulation, and accessibility requirements in the park.

The Let’s Talk Parksville engagement site provides project background, reference documents and opportunities to comment and ask questions. Please refer to this site for information and project updates.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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