An open workshop on the generic tools and methods available to planners, owners, politicians and the public, in the acquisition and creation of green space and parks.
Date: September 23rd, 2007
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: The Bowen Island Art Gallery, Artisan Square
Guest Speaker: Ian Atherton
Supervisor, Land Acquisitions, BC Parks, Ministry of Environment.
Ian has been a key player in the acquisition, via cash, gift and land exchange, of recreational and conservation property throughout British Columbia for the past 30 years. He has worked in partnership with federal and regional governments as well as non-government organizations.
Sample Highlight Acquisitions include:
• Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
• Commonwealth Nature Legacy
• Juan de Fuca Trail
• Pacific Marine Heritage Legacy
• Burgoyne Bay
• Mt Erskine and Cusheon Cove (Salt Spring Island)
• Fintry Estates (Okanagan)
• Codd Island and Blaney Bog (Lower Mainland)
Ian has worked in partnership with the Nature Trust, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited and The Land Conservancy of BC.
Moderator: Mel Turner
For 28 years Mel was BC Parks’ Planning and Conservation Manager for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Mel has recently come on board as Park Consultant to the Bowen Island
Please join with us to discover how parks get created. Everyone welcome.
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