MIRACLE BEACH, B.C. – BC Parks is sharing its plans with the public, on the closure of a section of the Miracle Beach Provincial Park trail network.

An information session is scheduled for next Sunday Dec. 9 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Oyster River Fire Hall.

During the meeting, there will be discussion on the trail closure, potential riparian restoration work, and proposed trail improvements in other areas of the park as well as other upcoming work in Miracle Beach Park, according to an email from BC Parks area supervisor Derek Moore.

The meeting will allow people an opportunity to provide feedback and discuss their ideas with us throughout the afternoon, the email noted.

After some presentations and discussion inside the fire hall, attendees are invited to walk through some of the trails.

For the field portion of this information session, the group will meet at the Main Day Use Parking trail head around 2:45 p.m. for a walk-through that should end by roughly 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of Miracle Beach Provincial Park is advocating the opening of the trail, as is Saratoga and Miracle Beach Residents’ Association (SAMBRA) chair Curtis Scoville.

Scoville said the public wasn’t consulted on closing the trail.

“They have simply consulted with themselves (and) decided that they were going to close that trail permanently, put it back to its natural state,” Scoville told the MyComoxValleyNow.com newsroom earlier this month.

– The MyComoxValleyNow.com newsroom reached out to Moore for more information.