Regional district partners with BC on Jungle Beach

  • Fri Jan 31st, 2014 1:00pm
  • News

Submitted article–The Regional District of Skeena-Queen Charlotte has partnered with the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) to ensure the long-termsustainability of Jungle Beach, just north of Skidegate. MFLNRO will supply a new picnic table, as well as ensure the beach is kept clean and maintained. MOTI will supply service and signs, and help grade the access road as needed. The partnership will work together to ensure the area is maintained. This agreement will be a one year trial. The partners are optimistic it will prove successful and create opportunities to continue to work together to ensure Jungle Beach remains a viable and safe day use area for residents and tourists alike.The SQCRD is grateful for the time and effort that volunteers in the Lawn Hill community have committed toward Jungle Beach. It is also hopeful and excited this new partnership with MFLNRO and MOTI will provide new opportunities for Jungle Beach and residents.Jungle Beach is located approximately 20 km north of Skidegate on Graham Island, and is home to kilometres of sandy beaches. It’s an ideal destination for tourists and residents as they can beachcomb, wildlife watch, swim, picnic, kayak and more.In 2001, the Jungle Beach property was established by way of a license of occupation held by the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD) from the province of BC. The Lawn Hill Advisory Association forged ahead with plans to bring much needed facilities to the beachincluding picnic tables with surrounding shelter, outhouses and parking. For over a decade, this small group has been maintaining and preserving Jungle Beach and its facilities as volunteers.