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Posted: January 14, 2020

Cherry Creek Falls Regional Park plan adopted

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors Jan. 10 adopted the Cherry Creek Falls Regional Park Management Plan.

The plan is part of the RDEK’s Regional Parks Plan, which calls for individual park management plans to be prepared for each park and trail.

The draft plan was reviewed with the Meadowbrook Community Association in early November.

“As per the RDEK Regional Parks Plan, separate management plans will be prepared for regional parks on an as needed basis. Management plans should address such topics as land acquisition, site planning, facility development, recreation, user groups, access management, public safety, maintenance, control of invasive species, threat from wildfire, funding and partnership agreements,” explained RDEK planner Karen Macleod in a report to the board.

Each management plan is to be approved by the Environmental Services Manager and adopted by board resolution.

The Cherry Creek management plan notes potential capital improvements between 2019 and 2029 (estimated) as costing between $12,500 and $21,500, for such items as regulatory signage as required and annual servicing for a portable toilet. Infrastructure such as an outhouse facility, a kiosk and further signage is also factored.

See the Cherry Creek Regional Park Management Plan

Lead image: Cherry Creek Falls. e-KNOW file photo

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