Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve Management Plan UnderwayWidgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve Management Plan Underway<div class="ExternalClassF5D25E9AE6564D828C986F3B7AA58F5A"><p>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks’ staff are working on a management plan to provide a vision for Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve, which sits on the largest freshwater marsh in southwest B.C.</p><p>Located along the Pitt River in northeast Coquitlam, Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve protects more than 620 hectares of tidal marsh and woodlands – 1.5 times the size of Stanley Park. The marsh provides important wintering habitat for waterfowl and is home to many birds, fish and animals. </p><p>There's currently no public access to the site, but the regional park management plan will outline ways to provide opportunities for people to come and enjoy the spectacular landscapes, while protecting this important natural area. This management plan will determine how public use and facilities can be accommodated.</p><p>The park will become part of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Parks system, a 14,500-hectare network of parks and greenways, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with several events held across the region.</p><p>Public engagement is underway. Regional parks staff have shared research and gathered input from local First Nations, key community groups and the public. The next step is to summarize feedback and develop a draft management plan that will go to the Board for review before the second round of public engagement in spring 2018.</p><p>Watch the <a href="https://vimeo.com/218984589" target="_blank">video</a> and visit the <a href="/services/parks/learn/projects-and-initiatives/widgeon-marsh-park-plan/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">website</a> for more information – sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming opportunities to share your views. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue34-widgeon.jpg2017-07-31T07:00:00ZGP0|#2c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3;L0|#02c0fce0a-9b46-4bae-b276-c523188c6aa3|Issue 34;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass88F99F96C3C54BF4A70C8A77CB4F30FF"><p>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks' staff are working on a management plan to provide a vision for Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve, which sits on the largest freshwater marsh in southwest B.C.</p><p> Located along the Pitt River in northeast Coquitlam, Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve protects more than 620 hectares of tidal marsh and woodlands – 1.5 times the size of Stanley Park. The marsh provides important wintering habitat for waterfowl and is home to many birds, fish and animals. </p></div>0South end of Widgeon Slough