RADF Investment: $1.29 million
Other Investment: $78,330
Total Investment: $1.37 million
Project Period: September 2009–February 2012
Support from the Rural Alberta Development Fund will allow the development of a community-based and community-led parks management model for the newly established Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area. This unique management model will be the catalyst for environmentally sustainable economic, education, and tourism development in the area, while building partnerships between all users of public lands.
The non-profit Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council is a partnership between Brazeau County, the Town of Drayton Valley, non-profit recreation groups, local industry, environmental organizations, and the Parks Division of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: