September 19, 2014
by KapteinK
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Strathcona Park Public Advisory Committee Seeking Members

The Strathcona Park Public Advisory Committee (SPPAC) is seeking to fill four upcoming vacancies on the volunteer committee. SPPAC was established in 1993to ensure public participation in the ongoing operation and management of Strathcona and Strathcona Westmin Provincial Parks.

The committee meets 4 times a year, usually at a central Vancouver Island location. Committee members are asked to commit a minimum service of 2 years. Applicants should have a general knowledge of, and interest in, the Parks. Committee members will be selected on their own merit, not because of any group affiliation they may have. Members will be selected to maintain a geographic, gender and skill balance amongst the committee.

If you are interested in serving on SPPAC, please forward your resume and a short statement of interest to Andy.Smith@gov.bc.ca by Sept. 30.

September 18, 2014
by KapteinK
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Buttle Hut Extended Hours

The Information Hut at Buttle Lake at Parks Headquarters , operated by Strathcona Wilderness Institute, has extended its season’s hours.

The Hut will be open this weekend Saturday Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Park & visitor information for the area around Buttle Lake.

September 17, 2014
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History of BC Parks

The next meeting of Comox Valley Nature is featuring speaker James Anderson on BC Parks History & Policy.

Anderson is the author of British Columbia’s Magnificent Parks: The First 100 Years (Harbour Publishing, 2011) and a more comprehensive and detailed BC Parks 1911 to 2011: A Centennial: Provincial Parks as Reflective of the Times (2010).

The presentation is on Sunday September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Hall of the Filberg Centre on 411 Anderton Ave. in downtown Courtenay.