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Default Friends of Cypress Prov. Park November Newsletter

As a member of FCPP I get this newsletter. Some highlights:

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UPDATED CYPRESS PARK HIKING MAP
The 2014 updated map was printed in October and is now available at Cypress Park kiosks to mid-November, and then at the start of the 2015 hiking season. 30,000 copies were printed to ensure that there will be a sufficient supply of this very popular map for at least the next two hiking seasons. The updated map shows the boundaries of 120 hectare Whyte Lake Park, West Vancouver's newest and largest park, dedicated in July 2014. Several small changes were made in the map to make it even more accurate than the 2013 version, e.g. some park boundary corrections, re-mapping of some creeks and the north end of the HSCT, re-grouping of symbols for improved readability, etc.

THIS SUMMER'S TRAIL PROJECTS
- Lost Lake Trail: Paul Berlinguette and Fiona Wright (FCPP Trail Watchers and North Shore Wetland Partners) continued to organize trail work begun on June 21 near Lost Lake with a second full workday on Sept. 21. ...
- Baden-Powell Hollyburn Trail Reroute: A section of the B-P Trail east of the Collins Run was rerouted in late June by Park Rangers and FCPP volunteers to bypass a badly deteriorated, hazardous sloping boardwalk. ...
- Hollyburn Mountain Trail: October 9: Alex Wallace and Ranger Andrew completed some long-planned removal of fallen trees and a large boulder at a switchback halfway up the trail and assessed other areas of concern at the peak for future repairs. ...
- Howe Sound Crest Trail: HSCT upgrades continued toward St. Marks Summit with work by Rare Earth contractor Jeremy Power, including major reinforcement of several previously constructed sections using lock blocks left over from the 2010 Olympics. ...

BC PARKS PUBLIC ACCESS & PARKING CAPACITY REPORT
FCPP Directors recently received BC Parks final Discussion Paper - Public Access and Parking Capacity at Cypress and Mount Seymour Parks, August 2014. This issue has been under discussion since winter 2011/12 with no clear solutions. Although BC Parks has met with Cypress and Seymour ski operators on implementing some short-term measures this winter, we do not yet know what is being planned. Both Cypress and Seymour ski operators have the right under their Park Use Permits to charge for parking within the Controlled Recreation Areas.

BC PARKS INTENTIONS PAPER ON MANAGEMENT OF EXISTING SKI RESORTS WITHIN PROVINCIAL PARKS
A draft Paper on developing a management policy for Cypress, Seymour and Manning parks ski areas was released by BC Parks in May 2014. FCPP and several other organizations provided comments. ...

HOLLYBURN LODGE REBUILD PLANNED FOR 2015
A funding agreement among Cypress Mountain (CM), BC Parks and West Vancouver District for rebuilding Hollyburn Lodge appears to be nearly ready for signing. ...

T-33 PLANE CRASH COMMEMORATIVE CAIRN
On August 28 a commemorative cairn was unveiled at the site of the Lockheed T-33 military jet that crashed on Mt. Strachan on November 23, 1963, killing the two pilots (Lt. Donald Clark and Lt. Norman Ogden). ...

BC PARKS FUNDING & STAFF NUMBERS: INADEQUATE!
We comment on this in nearly every newsletter, but the more we work with Parks staff, the more concerned we become about Government failure to provide adequate funding and staff to manage our provincial parks. ...

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Don't think the newsletters are posted online, but here's the link to the FCPP website.
http://www.cypresspark.ca/Welcome.html

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