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Colony Farm

Park Association (CFPA)

Project Description

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Colony Farm Park Association (CFPA) works in partnership with Metro Vancouver Parks to manage Colony Farm Regional Park in a manner that respects the environment, the wishes of the general community and the principles of the area’s land use plan which recognizes wildlife values, passive recreation, and agriculture.

The CFPA is made up of a Volunteer Board of Directors and Members.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The Lazuli Bunting Walk will take place on Saturday June 4th at 9am. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the lazulibuntings and other beautiful songbirds at Colony Farm Park.

We will be having our AGM on Monday June 20th at the park. You are welcome to join us for a 5:30pm social and dinner and our meeting will begin at 7pm. At dusk, anyone interested is encouraged to join us for a bat count.

On Saturday July 16th we invite children and parents to join us for Stories Under the StarsCome and hear children’s stories about bats and other wildlife who live at the park. At dusk, we will watch and count the bats emerging from the bunkouse.

Birding

Colony Farm Regional Park offers excellent bird viewing opportunities. Located along the Coquitlam River, the park contains a range of habitats important to wildlife, including resident, migrating and wintering species. Of particular importance is the large amount of old-field habitat.

Site

Colony Farm Regional Park is located at the southern junction of the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam and is bisected by the Coquitlam River.

Agriculture

Colony Farm is in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The Farm has a long history of being a valuable and productive food source, to both First Nations and subsequent European settlers. Work therapy for psychiatric and developmentally disabled persons was introduced by the Crown with the purchase of the farm in 1904 and continued until the facility was closed in 1982. During this period the Farm was distinguished by its prosperity and value to BC’s farm industry.

Today the Farm is valued for its natural assets, community gardens and passive recreation use.

 Contact Trina Sakata, Community Development Coordinator, trina.sakata@metrovancouver.org

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