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Surrey Receives Community Funding Towards Wildlife Viewing Platform

Surrey receives community funding towards wildlife viewing platform

February 1, 2019

Surrey, BC –The City of Surrey received $20,000 from the Port Kells Community Association (PKCA) during a cheque presentation as part of the association’s Annual General Meeting held last evening, January 31. The funds support a $40,000 wildlife viewing platform project, which is now open to the public at Port Kells Park. 

“I would like to thank the Port Kells Community Association for its generous financial contribution towards this park improvement,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Parks play a strong role in building healthy, welcoming communities. Protecting this habitat and enhancing this popular lookout point will better serve visitors for years to come.”

The viewing platform provides wildlife viewing opportunities of the Latimer Creek vista, expanding across the floodplain. It also addresses the wear and tear on the streambank from this popular lookout point.

The City of Surrey is continually working to ensure its parks support healthy, protected and well-maintained ecosystems. Surrey is home to a variety of wildlife species and protection of this habitat, and others across our city, are at the centre of our Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.

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PHOTO: Mayor Doug McCallum accepts a cheque on behalf of the City of Surrey, from the Port Kells Community Association President, Jack Bailey, to compliment funding of the newly constructed Port Kells wildlife viewing platform.


For Event Information:

Neal Aven
Manager of Parks
City of Surrey
(604) 598-5762

For Media Interviews:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
(604) 591-4519