This is an open invitation for an eco-tour of the Garden City Lands on Saturday, it is free. As a community service, I am writing so that all citizens will share an informative experience and get answers to their questions about this special place.
All seekers of insight are welcome. You don't have to share my commitment to stewardship of Richmond's nature, but be prepared to meet a few new species!
I want community wellness for all Richmond citizens and our visitors, but I give special importance to people of the City Centre Area, who are so short of green space.
The lands are in B.C's Agricultural Land Reserve, which has precedence over Metro Vancouver's "Conservation and Recreation" label for them, but the three kinds of use go well together.
The tour will show that, although the discussion will depend on the group's questions and comments.
On every tour, I learn something new from the lands and from the interested people who show up. It is always a pleasant and healthy use of 90 minutes.
Rain or shine, it starts at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. The meet-up place is the Garden City Road entrance to the lands, 100 metres South of Lansdowne Road.
Eco-tours coordinator, Garden City Lands Coalition