People using the Oyster River Nature Park in the coming week can expect trail closures to accommodate a water well improvement project.

Expect temporary trail disruptions at Oyster River Nature Park

The Strathcona Regional District is warning people using the Oyster River Nature Park to be prepared for disruptions to the trails

The Strathcona Regional District is warning people using the Oyster River Nature Park to be prepared for disruptions to the trails.

The Comox Valley Regional District is working on a water well improvement project that will bring active machinery to the park, which is located halfway between Campbell River and Courtenay.

The work is expected to cause both physical and noise disruptions.

Portions of some of the trails will be closed to the public beginning July 18 through to 22. Signs will be posted to indicate which trails must be avoided.

For public safety, the Strathcona Regional District is asking park users to travel on open trails only until the work is complete.

The project being undertaken by the Comox Valley Regional District is designed to improve the Black Creek/Oyster Bay Water System.

The $3.2 million project is in part being funded by a $2 million loan – long term debt that was approved by Comox Valley Regional District residents through the alternate approval process. The Strathcona Regional District’s Area D is pitching in $203,400 worth of Community Works Funds towards the project.

The Oyster River Nature Park lies within the Strathcona Regional District.

The park is known for spotting birds such as waterfowls, eagles, great blue herons, swans and Canada geese. The park also includes the Woodhus South Slough – a habitat conservation project to forever preserve North America’s waterfowl resources.

For more information about the park or the upcoming trail disruptions, contact the Strathcona Regional District Parks Department at 250-830-6722.