Surfrider pitches in for Jordan River parklands
On January 14, Surfrider Vancouver Island presented the Capital Regional District
with a cheque for almost $5,000 in support of the purchase of the parklands at
Jordan River. Well done!
Surfrider has been working with other local community organizations to help
protect The Point at Jordan River from development since 2008. We’ve held paddle
outs to celebrate public access and attended community meetings to offer our
opinions on the impact of development. In October 2013, Surfrider held a surf gear
swap to raise funds for the lands and invited and CRD Parks Planners to attend
and give a presentation on the proposed park. A big thanks to Mike Ferrier, Dan
Adelman and Bryson Robertson for organizing the event.
As of late December, The Point at Jordan River and nearby lands are now officially a
CRD park. The CRD will be hosting consultation sessions in early 2013 to hear from
surfers, community members and other stakeholders about potential improvements
to the lands. While Surfrider’s donation may be small compared to the total
purchase cost of $9.945 million, as the folks at the CRD said, “Every bit helps!”
Stay tuned for more information about community consultations about the new
parklands at Jordan River.
Surfrider volunteers Kelsey Singbeil and Dan Adelman present the CRD’s Jeff Ward
and Mike Waters with a donation for $4740.49.