40 acres of oceanfront property donated to Comox Valley Regional District to create a park

By Terry Farrell
The Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle
January 10, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Comox Valley Regional District has received a donation of 40 acres (16 hectares) of oceanfront property in the Merville area for use as a park. …The property, identified as Maris Estates, was donated by Christopher Investments, Ltd. …There are no structures on the property, and at this time, no access to the oceanfront from area roads. “The property is all mature, second-growth forest, with some old growth in there,” explained Mark Harrison, manager of parks for the CVRD. “There are no trails, there is no driveway access. It’s basically just wilderness. “At this stage, we do not want to promote public use. We just got the land. We still want to do inventory in there, do an assessment and come up with some kind of management plan on what we are going to do with that park.”

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