Apodaca Park

Discussion in 'BC MARINE TRAILS NETWORK - Assistance Required' started by mick_allen, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    So another potential temporary post pointed more to the lower mainland, Sunshine coast and Squamish:


    Read between the lines if you wish, but a few days ago a few of us happened to be taken to Apodaca Park on a government boat:
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    BowenE-ApodacaPk-camp1.jpg


    Now nothing is certain and possibilities depend on certain things falling in place, and funds are not the main issue so . . . crossed fingers, it's not a pipedream anymore.
     
  2. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    Well there was a stumbling block: who would fund an archeological assessment? It was a bit much to expect the BCMTNA or SKABC to fund something that might be money down the drain [if there's a no-go] for that large expense [anywhere from $5-15K], but we [BCMTNA] managed to garner a TransCanadaTrails grant to cover the expense.
    So an archeologist has now been selected and Nick and I have made the first steps - and based on previous plans we flagged out a reasonable layout today - and if others in authority agree - this will form the basis for the location for the assessments.
    Still not a given, but closer and closer! We are totally excited. If this happens, the huge population of the lower mainland will have quick access for the first night within hours of launching from common beaches all around. And from Horseshoe Bay - maybe less than an hour. One more small move to close gaps that will allow access to the whole coastlines of BC.
     
  3. AM

    AM Paddler

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    Thanks, Mick, for the update. I'm thinking of making a quick overnight jaunt to Apodaca in the next couple of weeks to check it out. As you indicate, it is the logical first stop on a foray into Howe Sound or up the Sunshine Coast, the other options being doable but a bit more of a stretch. The creek is a major plus.

    Cheers,
    Andrew