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 gearswap 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.