June 11, 2010
Management Plan to Focus on Birds Hill Provincial Park
Manitoba Conservation advises it is preparing a management plan for Birds Hill Provincial Park to set long-term direction for the park including guidelines for environmental protection and recreational use.
The public is invited to informal drop-in sessions to discuss the park’s future that will be held at the Overlook Viewpoint picnic area on North Drive in Birds Hill Provincial Park:
· June 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and · July 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Birds Hill is one of Manitoba’s busiest parks with almost one million visitors per year. Located just north of Winnipeg, Birds Hill Provincial Park is a popular area for camping, swimming, special events such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival and sporting activities.
Birds Hill Provincial Park was officially opened in July 1967.
Details on the management planning process for Birds Hill Provincial Park can be found at www.manitobaparks.com and public comments can be submitted until Aug. 31. People can also contact:
Birds Hill Provincial Park Management Plan Parks and Natural Areas Branch Box 53, 200 Saulteaux Cres.
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
Telephone: 945-6797 in Winnipeg or 1-800-214-6497 (toll-free).