The Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee (PTGAC) has been providing advice and recommendations to council and staff for more than a decade. Meeting monthly, PTGAC members take part in activities such as site visits, identification of trail linkages, evaluation of beach accesses, suggesting ways to mitigate erosion and pollution and following up with referrals from council.
Since the adoption of the Bowen Island Parks Plan in 2018, the PTGAC has been actively implementing the plan’s objectives. Recommendation 5.3.1, for example, calls for the “creation of effective public communications and outreach to educate Bowen Islanders about services and functions that ecosystems provide within our parks, trails, greenways and beaches.”
In keeping with this parks plan directive, PTGAC members have created an article series aimed at highlighting the special natural attributes of our parks, trails, greenways and beaches. These informative pieces will be disseminated over the coming months through BIM communications and in the Undercurrent.