YOUTUBE VIDEO: “PIP, the Partners in Parks Program, is a public participation program designed to develop, maintain and beautify many new and old open spaces, parks and trails,” stated Rob Lawrance, City of Nanaimo

Note to Reader:

The panel and town-hall segment was the program heart for the Nanaimo Water Symposium. Panel reflections on project experience set the scene for town-hall interaction. The over-arching theme was: collaboration is necessary for restorative development; and a ‘design with nature’ land and water ethic is key to ‘getting it right’ over time.

Rob Lawrance elaborated on how shifts in environmental partnerships have been occurring within the City Parks system. The City has adapted to try and make environmental stewardship a more inclusive activity for residents in order to build connections between residents and natural spaces.

Stewards in the City