Cabin at Moorecroft Park to be removed

The Regional District of Nanaimo is beginning planned work to improve Moorecroft Regional Park.

The RDN is advising the public that contractors will be in the park, which is located in Nanoose Bay, to dismantle and remove Moore’s Cabin from the park sometime in March, or whenever weather is suitable.

While the work is underway, the RDN is advising the public to obey posted signage and to take caution with heavy vehicles, such as bin trucks, in the park.

The cabin site will be converted into a viewing area with benches, which is expected to be completed this summer. This is part of the Moorecroft Regional Park Management Plan that was prepared to guide management, development and operations of the park from 2012 to 2022.

The 10-year management plan that will be in effect from 2018 until 2028 was recently approved by the RDN board.

The Moorecroft Regional Park was purchased by the RDN on March 2, 2011, from the BC Conference of the United Church of Canada for $4.8 million. The Nature Trust of BC fundraised $116,000 towards the purchase and $40,000 was raised locally by the Nanaimo & Area Land Trust.

The property, formerly known as Camp Moorecroft, was first identified by the RDN in 1995 as a priority site for regional park acquisition due to its rare conservation and recreation values.

The park is managed under a conservation covenant held by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which requires ecological protection and enhancement as the highest priority, and low-impact recreational amenities within a natural setting.

— News Staff/RDN

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