Lower Fraser River Corridor<br />A Recreation and <br />Cultural Heritage Project<br />
Announcement<br /><ul><li>PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTApril 9th, 2009 by Honorable Rich Coleman
PARTNERSHIP Fraser Valley Regional District &                                                             Metro Vancouver ...
SCOPE                                                             & TIMELINE  2 year planning study                       ...
 environmental stewardship
 interconnected parks systems
 outdoor recreation
 tourism
 livable communities 			</li></li></ul><li>…and<br /><ul><li>providing places for people to celebrate and recreate in a he...
serving over 2.5M residents and many visitors.</li></li></ul><li> Themes<br /><ul><li>Outdoor Recreation
First Nations; Heritage & Culture
Environment and Nature
Industry & Transportation
Riverfront Communities
Celebration</li></li></ul><li>Big Picture<br /><ul><li>Interregional Park and Trail Systems on and along </li></ul>	the Fr...
Connecting the Province’s Interior and Vancouver Island</li></li></ul><li>Local Plan<br /><ul><li>A series of community no...
160km along both sides of the Lower Fraser River
Network of regional trails, amenities & blueways</li></li></ul><li>On the Ground-- Demonstration Trail Projects<br />Provi...
Partnerships<br />The Lower Fraser River Corridor Project Vision will be realized only through successful collaboration am...
Roles-Province<br /><ul><li>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
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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.

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Experience The Fraser

  1. 1. Lower Fraser River Corridor<br />A Recreation and <br />Cultural Heritage Project<br />
  2. 2. Announcement<br /><ul><li>PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTApril 9th, 2009 by Honorable Rich Coleman
  3. 3. PARTNERSHIP Fraser Valley Regional District & Metro Vancouver to receive $2.5m to partner with the Province
  4. 4. SCOPE & TIMELINE 2 year planning study & immediate priority demonstration trail projects in 2009-10 </li></li></ul><li>Vision<br />A Showcase for: <br />… the RIVER, <br /> … the WILDLIFE, <br /> … the PEOPLE<br /><ul><li>A land and water-based recreational and heritage system extending from Hope to the Strait of Georgia…</li></li></ul><li>Gravel Reaches Urban Working River River Delta Ocean’s Edge<br />…building a sense of place focused upon: <br /><ul><li> sustainability
  5. 5. environmental stewardship
  6. 6. interconnected parks systems
  7. 7. outdoor recreation
  8. 8. tourism
  9. 9. livable communities </li></li></ul><li>…and<br /><ul><li>providing places for people to celebrate and recreate in a healthy environment,
  10. 10. serving over 2.5M residents and many visitors.</li></li></ul><li> Themes<br /><ul><li>Outdoor Recreation
  11. 11. First Nations; Heritage & Culture
  12. 12. Environment and Nature
  13. 13. Industry & Transportation
  14. 14. Riverfront Communities
  15. 15. Celebration</li></li></ul><li>Big Picture<br /><ul><li>Interregional Park and Trail Systems on and along </li></ul> the Fraser River<br /><ul><li>Integrated with the Trans Canada Trail
  16. 16. Connecting the Province’s Interior and Vancouver Island</li></li></ul><li>Local Plan<br /><ul><li>A series of community nodes and park complexes
  17. 17. 160km along both sides of the Lower Fraser River
  18. 18. Network of regional trails, amenities & blueways</li></li></ul><li>On the Ground-- Demonstration Trail Projects<br />Provincial funding of $500K toward detailed planning, design and construction of two projects in 2009-10<br />Metro Vancouver<br /> Trail segment connecting GEB to Derby Reach Regional Park<br /> PARTNERSHIP with Township of Langley and Trails BC<br />FVRD<br />Trail segment along the Mission waterfront. PARTNERSHIP with District of Mission and Trails BC<br />
  19. 19. Partnerships<br />The Lower Fraser River Corridor Project Vision will be realized only through successful collaboration amongst many.<br />Federal Government of Canada<br />First Nations<br />Province of BC<br />Fraser Valley Regional District<br />Metro Vancouver<br />Local Municipalities<br />Port Metro Vancouver <br />Communities & Neighbourhoods<br />Trails BC<br />Fraser Basin Council<br />Private Sector<br />Recreation and Tourism Groups<br />Land Conservancies and Trusts<br />Chambers of Commerce<br />Others<br />‘’Enabler Spirit’<br />
  20. 20. Roles-Province<br /><ul><li>Funding of $2million to develop the Project Plan
  21. 21. Lead discussions with First Nations and invitation to actively participate in the project
  22. 22. Facilitate access and assistance from Provincial Ministries essential to project success i.e. ILMB
  23. 23. Facilitate partnerships with Federal Government and other key partners
  24. 24. Establish ongoing programs to resource the implementation of the plan and operating costs</li></li></ul><li>Roles-RegionalDistricts<br /><ul><li>Collaborate to lead the development of a Plan to deliver the “Experience the Fraser” Vision
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Partner with First Nations, Federal and Municipal </li></ul> Governments, NGO’s, and other private and <br /> corporate interests to deliver the plan<br /><ul><li>Deliver the demonstration trail projects</li></li></ul><li>Roles-Municipalities<br />Partner in planning, infrastructure delivery and operational strategies focused upon:<br /><ul><li>riverfront revitalization
  27. 27. environmental health
  28. 28. outdoor recreation & sport
  29. 29. alternative transportation
  30. 30. river based eco-tourism
  31. 31. cultural interpretation
  32. 32. TCT & trails</li></li></ul><li>Project Objectives<br /><ul><li>Showcase the Fraser as one of the great rivers of the world
  33. 33. Orient & integrate riverfront communities with the Fraser
  34. 34. Integrate the assets of </li></ul> communities along the river<br /><ul><li>Facilitate active healthy living</li></li></ul><li>Project Objectives continued<br /><ul><li>Showcase First Nations </li></ul> culture & develop <br /> economic opportunities<br /><ul><li>Provide a suite of world class tourism attractions
  35. 35. Meaningful partnerships </li></ul> at all levels<br />
  36. 36. Project Objectives continued<br /><ul><li>Protect, preserve and enhance habitat and biodiversity values
  37. 37. Develop a long-term sustainable financing and governance model
  38. 38. Celebrate the Fraser: natural assets, people & communities</li></li></ul><li>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Preserves the community's diverse histories
  39. 39. Creates employment and business opportunities
  40. 40. Provides recreation opportunities sooner
  41. 41. Forms the core of the region’s protected area network
  42. 42. Coordinated planning and delivery of framework</li></li></ul><li>Benefitscontinued<br /><ul><li>Synergies for education, partnerships, & funding
  43. 43. Inclusive community engagement & open communications
  44. 44. Partnership & relationship building
  45. 45. Education on regional context</li></li></ul><li>Keys to SUCCESS<br />COORDINATION & PLANNING<br />FIRST NATIONS’ PROGRAM<br />PARTNERSHIPS<br />LAND ACQUISITION ACCESS AND TENURE<br />CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT<br />PROVINCIAL & FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE COOPERATION<br />PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS<br />
  46. 46. Next Steps<br />CELEBRATE Success to date<br />Project Initiation:<br />Create Project Structure: including a Political Steering Committee and interregional staff roles<br />Develop Terms of Reference for Committee’s and MOU’s between Regional Districts and with Province<br />Resource the Project, Develop Team and Prepare Work Plan<br />Foster key partnerships incl FBC and Trails BC<br />Briefings and Dialogue incl First Nations, Municipalities, others<br />Demonstration Projects<br />
  47. 47. Inviting the WORLD<br />“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”<br />EXPERIENCE THE “MIGHTY FRASER” - PARTICIPATE IN THE RIVER LEGACY <br />Recreate <br />PLAY<br />Celebrate <br />LEARN ExperienceDiscover ConnectEXPLORE<br />
  48. 48. Thank you…<br />
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