50th Anniversary Trees Planted in Regional Parks

September 27, 2017

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of regional districts in British Columbia. To celebrate, the FVRD launched its commemorative tree planting project today, on Canada’s National Tree Day.

A bigleaf maple, which is native to this area, will be planted in each of our 10 regional parks accompanied by a commemorative plaque acknowledging this 50 year milestone.

Synonymous with Canada, the bigleaf maple was also chosen because its strong central core, branching limbs, and wide-ranging canopy are a fitting representation the vast Fraser Valley Regional District.

The first of these 10 trees was planted at Island 22 Regional Park by FVRD Chair Jason Lum, Director Leo Facio (Mayor of Harrison Hot Springs and FVRD’s Board Liaison for the 50th Anniversary) and Chief Administrative Officer Paul Gipps.