Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park opens thanks to family gift
“On behalf of Council, and all Surrey residents, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Godwin family for gifting this beautiful parkland to our city,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “It is clear that much care was taken to create and nurture the lasting, living green legacy that we have before us today. As a result of their generosity, the Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park will provide natural green space for residents and visitors to enjoy for generations to come.”
“The gift of this park as a biodiversity preserve ensures its natural eco-system will be protected, which is a key component to Surrey’s sound environmental stewardship” said Councillor Bruce Hayne, Chair of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee. “Citizens enjoy and benefit from the abundance of large protected natural areas found throughout Surrey, and the gift of Godwin Preserve will surely enhance this enjoyment.”
“The Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park is an inspiring example of how Canadians can use the Ecological Gifts Program to directly contribute to the protection and conservation of our ecosystems and sensitive species for future generations,” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
Godwin Park opening is part of the 20th Annual Surrey Environmental Extravaganza, a series of over 100 free nature programs and events happening until June 11, 2017. For more information visit www.surrey.ca/parks