Excerpt from The Speech throne in PEI

This excerpt from yesterday’s Speech from the Throne:

“In October of this year, the Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee
made recommendations with respect to the long-term management
and protection of environmentally sensitive lands in the Bonshaw
Hills area. The Committee was comprised of volunteers with extensive
shared experience in the areas of land use, conservation, recreation, and
environmental stewardship.
In response to the recommendations put forward by this impressive
committee, Government will establish the Bonshaw Hills Wilderness
Park, the first of its kind in the province. Initially, the park will combine
the existing Strathgartney and Bonshaw provincial parks, together with
other environmentally sensitive public lands in the immediate area. The
long-term plan will be to seek further extensions to the park through
private land purchases and connectivity agreements.
Three core principles will guide the management and development of
the Bonshaw Hills Wilderness Park – conservation of sensitive lands,
recreation through active living, and nature education for all ages.
This all season park will offer Island families excellent recreation
opportunities including hiking, nature walks, biking, snowshoeing,
wilderness cross country skiing, and canoe/kayaking.”

It’s cool to see biking included, apparently the trails at Strathgartney and Bonshaw are pretty good and already used by MTBers.