Deadline to comment on plan for regional park approaching

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KELOWNA - Final comments from the public on a draft, long-term management plan for the Johns Family Nature Conservatory Regional Park can't be submitted after September 22.

The draft plan public process began earlier this year and it's anticipated the final plan will be presented for consideration by the Central Okanagan Land Trust and Regional Board this fall. Public comments will be accepted until September 22,  plan set out clear direction for wildlife and habitat conservation, passive recreational and educational activities as well as guiding future actions and investments for the protection of the park.

The Johns Family Nature Conservatancy Regional Park covers more than 400 hectares along the south slopes within the Regional District and includes land from the former Cedar Mountain Regional Park. It was created in April, 2013 through a partnership between the Central Okanagan Land Trust and the Regional District, after the Central Okanagan Land Trust was bequeathed 300-hectares of land from the estates of Nancy and Alf Johns.

The Johns wished to leave the land as a wildlife preserve in perpetuity.


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