Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Vancouver's Stanley Park ravaged by recent windstorms in the Pacific Northwest

A Western Red Cedar in Stanley Park.
Two of the Pacific Northwest's most popular parks were affected by recent storms. Stanley Park, located in Vancouver, BC, had more than 3,000 trees destroyed during the Dec. 15, 2006 windstorm. The cost of rehabbing the urban park is estimated to be $2 million CAD.

To read more about the efforts to raise money for the park's recovery, read the Jan. 3, 2007 article in The Vancouver Sun.

In Washington State, Mount Rainier National Park is officially closed due to a November 2006 storm. There is limited access on weekends. 
The current damage estimate is $36 million, as reported in a Jan. 10, 2007 article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.