With increased tourism activity to the area, especially over the past year, the Municipality of Grey Highlands has made a commitment to engage with stakeholders and community members to seek feedback and input for an overall Beaver Valley vision that will provide guiding principles for future undertakings in the area.
Carefully planned community development through public engagement will provide direct benefits to the entire Municipality and will be focused on respecting the importance of the area’s natural and cultural assets, and supporting enhanced quality of life, rural lifestyle, and meaningful and sustainable economic activity.
“Council has long recognized the importance of the Beaver Valley as an important feature of our community fabric. Recent pressures related to increased visitation to the area have highlighted the need to ensure future activities respect the Valley’s ecological integrity and support the needs of the community for generations,” said Grey Highlands Mayor, Paul McQueen.
Many members of The Friends of The Kimberley Forest are actively participating in this visioning program to highlight and speak up about how the Kimberley Forest fits into the overall plan.