Help keep Grandon Creek beautiful

I enjoy walks along the ocean, but I never miss walking the trail at the Grandon Creek Park when I’m in Qualicum Beach.

I do lots of walking. I enjoy walks along the ocean, in forest trails like the Rathtrevor Provincial Park, but I never miss walking the trail at the Grandon Creek Park when I’m in Qualicum Beach.

It is such a nice and peaceful place to be. It is nothing but the sound of the water rushing down through rocks and logs and to admire the look of this magnificent B.C. rain forest to simply make us feel like being in a dream.

I very well understand that we have to do something and we do have to put appropriate measures to prevent erosions, etc. to keep structures in place.

But, when we do walk along the trail of Grandon Creek, we can see too many things like ABS pipes or black drainage hoses at the ground surface coming down from residents above. Could not all those plastic pipes be buried? There are also dozens of white wooden posts in and along the creek. What are those for?

If for a good purpose, shouldn’t they be better coloured to blend with the surrounded nature? There are also some awful black plastic dirt retaining meshes falling apart at the bottom of the creek, which makes another eyesore. Could those be removed?

So beautiful is Grandon Creek and so little we could do to make it so much more beautiful.

Claude GagnéParksville

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