Did you know that Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve sits on the largest freshwater marsh in southwest BC? It's also got spectacular waterfront views. There's currently no public access to the site, but we'd like to change that.
Metro Vancouver is developing a regional park management plan that aims to give people opportunities to connect with nature in Widgeon Marsh, while protecting the site's sensitive wetlands and ecosystems. The
draft management plan, adopted April 26, 2019, aims to protect sensitive habitats and ecosystems, and to provide opportunities for park visitors to experience and appreciate the park’s forests and wetlands through hiking trails, wildlife viewing and interpretive programming.
Located along the Pitt River in northeast Coquitlam, Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve protects over 620 hectares of wetlands and woodlands. Limited access for research and educational purposes requires a Special Use Permit from Metro Vancouver.
Regional Park Planning Process
Initial public engagement was completed in June 2017. A summary of the feedback that helped inform the draft management plan can be
Drop by to learn more and to provide your comments:
- June 22, 2019 | 9am – noon
Quarry Road Trailhead, Minnekhada Regional Park
- June 27, 2019 | 3pm – 7pm
Port Coquitlam Farmer’s Market, Leigh Square
- July 1, 2019 | noon – 8pm
Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day, Town Centre Park
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