Park planning underway

Nanaimo-area residents are encouraged to get involved with the creation of the Moorecroft Regional Park Management Plan, which will guide the long-term management of Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.

The first opportunity for public input is an open house on Oct. 22, from noon until 4 p.m. at Kennedy Lodge in Moorecroft Regional Park.

An online survey about the park will soon be available on the Regional District of Nanaimo website at

The RDN established a community advisory team to help guide the development of the management plan.

The advisory team is comprised of two members of the Regional Parks and Trails Advisory Committee, the RDN Electoral Area E Director, the Nanoose (Snaw’Naw’As) First Nation Chief, and representatives from the Nature Trust of British Columbia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The Regional District of Nanaimo and The Nature Trust of British Columbia acquired the park, formerly known as Camp Moorecroft, from B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada in March for $4.8 million.

As part of the purchase agreement, The Nature Trust is conducting a fundraising campaign to contribute up to $500,000 of the purchase price.

For more information about the Oct. 22 open house and other opportunities for public engagement, please go to

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