Surrey receives community funding towards wildlife viewing platform
Port Kells Community Association presents cheque at Annual General Meeting
Surrey, BC | The City of Surrey received $20,000 from the Port Kells Community Association (PKCA) during a cheque presentation as part of the association’s Annual General Meeting held last evening, January 31. The funds support a $40,000 wildlife viewing platform project, which is now open to the public at Pork Kells Park. “I would like to thank the Port Kells Community Association for its generous financial contribution towards this park improvement,” said Mayor Doug McCallum.
“Parks play a strong role in building healthy, welcoming communities. Protecting this habitat and enhancing this popular lookout point will better serve visitors for years to come.” The viewing platform provides wildlife viewing opportunities of the Latimer Creek vista, expanding across the floodplain. It also addresses the wear and tear on the streambank from this popular lookout point. The City of Surrey is continually working to ensure its parks support healthy, protected and well-maintained ecosystems.
Surrey is home to a variety of wildlife species and protection of this habitat, and others across our city, are at the centre of our Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. For more information, visit surrey.ca/parks.
PHOTO | Mayor Doug McCallum accepts a cheque on behalf of the City of Surrey, from the Port Kells Community Association President, Jack Bailey, to compliment funding of the newly constructed Port Kells wildlife viewing platform.