Tag Archives: Parks

Remark 121

by in Nature September 24, 2020

“If you really want to preserve habitat, just put strong covenants on all the unsold lots. You don’t need to put in a lot of buildings to achieve that.”

We are trying to preserve habitat, while making the less sensitive lands enjoyable to the public and to more families and people of diverse ages at more attainable cost than currently exists on Bowen. We are also trying to create uses that contribute towards self sustainability and foster community. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 124

by in Nature September 24, 2020

“These three lots (Lots 20-22) truly are spectacular. They also hold a deeply spiritual quality and need to be respected. I hope they can be truly public, easily accessible with parking, and also with sensitive areas protected.” 
(Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 108

by in Nature September 24, 2020

If we already have the Eco Reserve and the Crown Lands including Fairy Fen, why do we need more park?

That is what we saw and heard as one of the highest values on the island. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 107

by in Nature September 24, 2020

The land at the Cape contains specific types of threatened habitat that should some permanent form of preservation. 
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These have been identified. We determined the preservation areas first, and the principle was to preserve contiguous areas that connect all classifications of ecotypes. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 126

by in Nature September 23, 2020

[On Feb. 12th, 2020, the Bowen Conservancy announced on Facebook that a private donor would like to donate lots 20-22 as a public park. By the end of the third day afterward, the thread had received 448 likes and 132 mostly positive comments.]

Remark 115

by in Nature September 23, 2020

“For land preservation, better a chunk rather than a lot of separate areas. Anything buffering Crown land would be great, especially helping protect Fairy Fen. Shoreline would also be ideal. Lots of species near the ocean – they need easy access.”

Remark 122

by in Nature September 23, 2020

[When COB replied that in fact no offer had been to purchase three coastal lots and may not be accepted, a Facebook thread about it garnered 46 ‘likes’, mostly of the sad/angry variety, and 54 comments, mostly negative.]

Remark 112

by in Nature September 23, 2020

“What a wonderful relief that you are open to selling the land that the local philanthropists are so generously wishing to buy as an unfettered gift for the community. Great news.”

Remark 118

by in Nature September 23, 2020

Land values rise, faster here than many other places. Eventually a future council will feel the pressure to allow one landowner to rezone their 10 acres into smaller parcels. Then more, just like across the rest of the Lower Mainland. Half of the Cape is already privately owned in 10-acre parcels.