SLRD / Fulton Property Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - July 23, 2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
An announcement from Squamish-Lillooet Regional District...
Pemberton and area residents are invited to attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the purchase of the Fulton property on Monday, July 23rd from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. People are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to the event, which will be held at the property. The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) will be offering complimentary shuttles from the parking lot at the Sabre Gravel Pit to the venue.
The celebration will include interpretive tours of the property, opening remarks by SLRD Board Chair Susie Gimse and short speeches by Barbara Fulton, as well as representatives from Ducks Unlimited Canada and The Nature Trust of BC. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees will be given a complimentary BPA-Free water bottle to commemorate the occasion.
The event will also mark the official launch of the SLRD's "Name the Park" contest. All Pemberton and area residents are encouraged to submit their name suggestions for consideration. The contest will be open until August 20, 2012. A 5-member "Name Review Committee" composed of representatives from the Pemberton Valley Trails Association, the Pemberton Wildlife Association, Stewardship Pemberton, the Lil'wat Nation and the SLRD will review the contest entries and narrow the field down to three names. The final name will be selected by the SLRD in consultation with Ducks Unlimited Canada and The Nature Trust of BC.
Ducks Unlimited Canada partnered with the SLRD and The Nature Trust of BC earlier this year to purchase the 65 acre property, which will now be protected for conservation and community use. The Pemberton area wetlands have long been recognized by conservation organizations for their significant fish and wildlife values. The property also has great potential for both education and recreation. There are several existing trails throughout the property that can be used for nature walks, trail running, mountain biking, and in the winter, snowshoeing.
For more information about the ribbon cutting celebration or to enter the "Name the Park" contest, please visit www.slrd.bc.ca.
Communications and Grants Coordinator
P: 604-894-6371 ext 239