Many people enjoy Cuthbert Holmes Park for its forests, the Colquitz River, wildlife and trails. In the past, we had a number of problems related to natural areas management, trails, recreation and safety.
Council endorsed a plan to address these issues. It will protect native vegetation, remove invasive plants, accommodate recreation and help people find their way.
- Management Plan [PDF - 11.5 MB]
- Appendix [PDF - 39.2 MB]
- Public Participation Process [PDF - 25.3 MB]
Colquitz River Estuary
The estuary is especially productive yet at risk. Keep dogs out of the river. Boaters should follow the guidelines below.
Boaters can help preserve this sensitive area:
- Respect critical times of year for wildlife.
- Don’t boat when salmon spawn (November – December).
- Heron and waterfowl nest here. Stay away during critical chick-rearing times (March – July).
- Only enter the river when it is deep enough. Paddles shouldn’t hit the bottom.
- Don’t touch the eelgrass beds and shallow mudflats [PDF - 140 KB].
- Stay away from the shore.