The Town of Gibsons has committed to establishing a Healing Forest within White Tower Park and the Charman Creek ravine. This initiative complements recent work by staff and Council to recognize, protect and enhance the town’s natural assets, through a Tree Preservation Bylaw, the establishment of an Urban Forest Plan and the expansion of the stormwater retention ponds in White Tower Park.
In August 2020, staff presented a proposal for establishing a Healing Forest within town boundaries to a representative for the Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation). The proposal will now be taken to the Nation’s Council Committee for further discussion.
The Healing Forest in Gibsons will be BC’s first.
Learn more: https://gibsons.ca/community/healing-forest/
Read the Vancouver Sun article about the NHF in Gibsons
Read the 604Now article about the NHF in Gibsons.