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BC’s PROVINCIAL PARKS: CAN THE IMAGE BE RESTORED?
On March 29, Nature Vancouver will host a forum on the current state of BC’s provincial parks entitled “BC’S PROVINCIAL PARKS: CAN THE IMAGE BE RESTORED?”.
Guest speakers will be Derek Thompson, a former Deputy Minister for Ministry of Environment and a member of the Parks Elders Council; Scott Benton, Executive Director for Parks & Protected Areas, Ministry of Environment; and Ben West, a former Green Party candidate and the organizer of the 2006 BC Park Lovers Tour.
Our provincial parks are very important to members of Nature Vancouver and we plan to cover a range of issues related to the re-establishment of the BC Parks reputation. Topics include objectives of the parks and protected areas system and linking parks to people through recreation, stewardship, staffing and communication.
After opening statements by the panel members they will respond to questions from the audience. The Forum will be held in the Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Kerrisdale, 2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch), Vancouver (the regular meeting place of the Birding Section).
We are pleased that these three knowledgeable speakers have agreed to give their views, answer questions and debate the future direction for BC Parks.