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Presentation by Metro Vancouver Parks Committee chair Gayle Martin to Langley (BC) Township Council on MV's Experience the Fraser trail and park plan. July 20, 2009.

Presentation by Metro Vancouver Parks Committee chair Gayle Martin to Langley (BC) Township Council on MV's Experience the Fraser trail and park plan. July 20, 2009.

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    Experience The Fraser Experience The Fraser Presentation Transcript

    • Lower Fraser River Corridor
      A Recreation and
      Cultural Heritage Project
    • Announcement
      • PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTApril 9th, 2009 by Honorable Rich Coleman
      • PARTNERSHIP Fraser Valley Regional District & Metro Vancouver to receive $2.5m to partner with the Province
      • SCOPE & TIMELINE 2 year planning study & immediate priority demonstration trail projects in 2009-10
    • Vision
      A Showcase for:
      … the RIVER,
      … the WILDLIFE,
      … the PEOPLE
      • A land and water-based recreational and heritage system extending from Hope to the Strait of Georgia…
    • Gravel Reaches Urban Working River River Delta Ocean’s Edge
      …building a sense of place focused upon:
      • sustainability
      • environmental stewardship
      • interconnected parks systems
      • outdoor recreation
      • tourism
      • livable communities
    • …and
      • providing places for people to celebrate and recreate in a healthy environment,
      • serving over 2.5M residents and many visitors.
    • Themes
      • Outdoor Recreation
      • First Nations; Heritage & Culture
      • Environment and Nature
      • Industry & Transportation
      • Riverfront Communities
      • Celebration
    • Big Picture
      • Interregional Park and Trail Systems on and along
      the Fraser River
      • Integrated with the Trans Canada Trail
      • Connecting the Province’s Interior and Vancouver Island
    • Local Plan
      • A series of community nodes and park complexes
      • 160km along both sides of the Lower Fraser River
      • Network of regional trails, amenities & blueways
    • On the Ground-- Demonstration Trail Projects
      Provincial funding of $500K toward detailed planning, design and construction of two projects in 2009-10
      Metro Vancouver
      Trail segment connecting GEB to Derby Reach Regional Park
      PARTNERSHIP with Township of Langley and Trails BC
      FVRD
      Trail segment along the Mission waterfront. PARTNERSHIP with District of Mission and Trails BC
    • Partnerships
      The Lower Fraser River Corridor Project Vision will be realized only through successful collaboration amongst many.
      Federal Government of Canada
      First Nations
      Province of BC
      Fraser Valley Regional District
      Metro Vancouver
      Local Municipalities
      Port Metro Vancouver
      Communities & Neighbourhoods
      Trails BC
      Fraser Basin Council
      Private Sector
      Recreation and Tourism Groups
      Land Conservancies and Trusts
      Chambers of Commerce
      Others
      ‘’Enabler Spirit’
    • Roles-Province
      • Funding of $2million to develop the Project Plan
      • Lead discussions with First Nations and invitation to actively participate in the project
      • Facilitate access and assistance from Provincial Ministries essential to project success i.e. ILMB
      • Facilitate partnerships with Federal Government and other key partners
      • Establish ongoing programs to resource the implementation of the plan and operating costs
    • Roles-RegionalDistricts
      • Collaborate to lead the development of a Plan to deliver the “Experience the Fraser” Vision
      • Consult broadly on the plan and integrate input into a solid program of infrastructure priorities and programming opportunities that support regional park and trail needs, tourism, cultural heritage & environmental health
      • Partner with First Nations, Federal and Municipal
      Governments, NGO’s, and other private and
      corporate interests to deliver the plan
      • Deliver the demonstration trail projects
    • Roles-Municipalities
      Partner in planning, infrastructure delivery and operational strategies focused upon:
      • riverfront revitalization
      • environmental health
      • outdoor recreation & sport
      • alternative transportation
      • river based eco-tourism
      • cultural interpretation
      • TCT & trails
    • Project Objectives
      • Showcase the Fraser as one of the great rivers of the world
      • Orient & integrate riverfront communities with the Fraser
      • Integrate the assets of
      communities along the river
      • Facilitate active healthy living
    • Project Objectives continued
      • Showcase First Nations
      culture & develop
      economic opportunities
      • Provide a suite of world class tourism attractions
      • Meaningful partnerships
      at all levels
    • Project Objectives continued
      • Protect, preserve and enhance habitat and biodiversity values
      • Develop a long-term sustainable financing and governance model
      • Celebrate the Fraser: natural assets, people & communities
    • Benefits
      • Preserves the community's diverse histories
      • Creates employment and business opportunities
      • Provides recreation opportunities sooner
      • Forms the core of the region’s protected area network
      • Coordinated planning and delivery of framework
    • Benefitscontinued
      • Synergies for education, partnerships, & funding
      • Inclusive community engagement & open communications
      • Partnership & relationship building
      • Education on regional context
    • Keys to SUCCESS
      COORDINATION & PLANNING
      FIRST NATIONS’ PROGRAM
      PARTNERSHIPS
      LAND ACQUISITION ACCESS AND TENURE
      CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
      PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE COOPERATION
      PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS
    • Next Steps
      CELEBRATE Success to date
      Project Initiation:
      Create Project Structure: including a Political Steering Committee and interregional staff roles
      Develop Terms of Reference for Committee’s and MOU’s between Regional Districts and with Province
      Resource the Project, Develop Team and Prepare Work Plan
      Foster key partnerships incl FBC and Trails BC
      Briefings and Dialogue incl First Nations, Municipalities, others
      Demonstration Projects
    • Inviting the WORLD
      “RIVERS ARE A VITAL PART OF OUR LIVES AND OUR HERITAGE AND ARE ONE OF THE THREADS THAT BIND THE FABRIC OF NATURE AND HUMANITY TOGETHER”
      EXPERIENCE THE “MIGHTY FRASER” - PARTICIPATE IN THE RIVER LEGACY
      Recreate
      PLAY
      Celebrate
      LEARN ExperienceDiscover ConnectEXPLORE
    • Thank you…