Bugs and Park Plans To Be Discussed at Council
Prince George, B.C. – Two presentations will kick off this evening’s regular meeting of Prince George City Council. One deals with a park, the other with a pest.
The Douglas Fir beetle is the latest pest to be damaging forests in the region. According to the presenters, the Douglas Fir Beetle’s presence in the Prince George region has grown from just over 1300 hectares to 8127 hectares between 2015 and 2016.
There are mitigation measures that can be taken, and presenters are hoping the City of Prince George will enter into a partnership to stem the spread of the beetle.
The Blackburn Community Association will be making a presentation asking for use of park space to create a bike park.
The Community Association has already received a preliminary budget from developers of another bike park in the City, and has made an application to the Rotary Club to help fund the development.
The bike park would be designed to accommodate all ages and skill levels.
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