Jordan River beach front gets shored up

CRD Regional Parks and Queesto work together to repair bank

Excavator working on the bank at the Jordan River Regional Park campground.

Construction at Jordan River Regional Park is underway in an ongoing effort to re-stabilize the slowly-fading bank and local campsite and surf beach, also known as The Point.

Crews are expected to finish on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.

According to the Capital Regional District (CRD) the popular campsite and surfing beach has been affected by recent super tides and storm surges, which have eroded away at the soil.

The severe erosion almost took down two of the older trees right at the very edge of the bank. Fortunately Queesto, a First Nations-owned logging company currently active in the region, reportedly hauled 20 truckloads of ballast and crushed rock to help backfill the damaged bank to its original state.

“This is one of the rarest examples of the government and private sector working together for a good cause,” said Mike Hicks, Juan de Fuca Regional Director. Referring to CRD Regional Parks and Queesto.

As construction crews and heavy equipment are active in the area, the CRD advises that all park visitors use caution when travelling in and out of the surfer beach parking lot.