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October 24 – CVRD invites input on Royston waterfront trail design

CVRD invites input on Royston waterfront trail design

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting public comment on its plan to reconstruct the former trail along the Royston foreshore beginning one lot south of Chinook Road and extending via Hilton Road to the bottom of Lince Road, a recently constructed gravel road.

Input will be sought on the trail and foreshore protection design concepts at a public open house on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Fallen Alders Hall at 3595 Royston Road. Presentations by the design team will take place at 5:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Royston waterfron traild and pond
The CVRD received a grant from the Province of British Columbia in March of this year to assist in the funding of the project. Earlier this summer, the CVRD hired ISL Engineering and Aquaparian Environmental services to assess the trail corridor and gather information on foreshore and marine habitat, the extent of the erosion and required stream and ditch crossings. Overtime, the waves have eroded sections of the old railway grade and winter storms have dislodged rock fill – leaving sinking holes and exposing log cribbing.

“Based on the consultant’s findings, conceptual designs drawings with proposed erosion protection and trail options have been prepared for this open house,” said Bruce Jolliffe, CVRD’s director for Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area ‘A’). “We encourage people to participate by asking questions and providing feedback on the project renderings.”

For those who cannot make the meeting, design concepts and project information will be posted by October 24 at

If you have questions about the project, please contact Karin Albert, CVRD parks planner, at 250-334-6000

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.


Media contact:
Karin Albert , Parks planner
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6067



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