Royston Greenway Trail Restoration Approved
The Oceanside Trail in front of Royston House has been deteriorating significantly over the past two years. Formerly owned by the Comox Logging Railway it was originally constructed from crossed timbers with rock and gravel fill. Storms during high tides have done the damage now that the log booms in the Hilton rd harbor area are no longer there. The 15 sunken ships that provided a break wall along the south pier are slowly loosing to storms and salt water thus lessening their ability to protect the foreshore.
Restoring Green – This restoration of the trail system along the Courtenay Estuary will be a ‘Green Shores’ project which will enhance the natural habitat along the shoreline. The Hilton rd end will be added to the Comox Valley Parks with a picnic table outdoor area added. This restoration is in a two block stretch heading north between Hilton and Chinook Roads. Described by our local MLA Don McRae in his funding announcement as a ‘hidden gem’ of the Comox Valley. This favorite of Bird Watchers, Naturalists and Camera enthusiasts provides great views ever changing of the Courtenay Estuary, Comox Bay Ocean and the BC Mainland Mountains and will no doubt re emerge as a favorite of walkers, dog walkers and joggers as it once was.