Posted on February 11, 2011
CVCS Information Session To Protect Comox’s Northeast Woods
As a child, I attended Brooklyn Elementary in Comox. Recess and lunch hour would be spent playing with friends and creating an imaginary world in the small cluster of trees behind the school. In high school, we were fortunate enough to have an entire forest behind Highland Secondary.
Photo: James Everett on Flickr
Comox’s Northeast Woods is a treasure trove of flora, fauna, winding paths and moss-covered trees, and is often referred to as Comox’s very own Stanley Park. With forest, meadow and wetlands, the nearly two dozen hectares is entirely unprotected.
The Town of Comox, along with support from the Comox Valley Conservation Strategy (CVCS), have applied to the Province for a grant from the Crown to designate the area as protected parkland. An adjacent gravel pit would be developed into affordable housing.
On Wednesday, February 23rd, all are invited to an information session at 7:30 p.m. at Highland Secondary School. The CVCS will be presenting in-depth information about how the strategy impacts the Northeast Woods and what could be done to protect an area that is so important to the local community. The evening will also include a photo slide show of the area and an inspiring musical performance.
For more information on this event and the CVCS, contact Kerry Dawson, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at (250) 339-1029 or visit the CVCS online.