Tuesday, December 4, 2007
The powers that be at Riverview, recently told the representatives from the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, that to many people were visiting the Riverview grounds, and that they would have to cut back on their tree tours. The bureaucracy probably should have told that to Rich Coleman and his "Friends", before they proposed to develop the site. Somebody forgot to tell them that WE own the property, not a few bureaucrats. As usual hindering public access to the site, is contrary to the goals of the mental health mantra, to integrate "normal folks" with the "un-normal folks", back to the seventeenth century we go.......
Save the Riverview Hospital lands
The Riverview Hospital lands, are under pressure to be developed into market housing. Help to save the lands as a healing sanctuary for the mentally ill of OUR Province.
Please join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society,( RHCS ) Facebook page. Twitter too!
Please sign the On-line petition or download a Word document petition ,which is a more official type of petition.
Blogs, about the hospital grounds
Mike Farnworth,MLA; Facebook forum " Protect the Riverview Lands"
And another Facebook group: Riverview Preservation Society
this group also has a petition to sign.
Click-able Map of the Riverview siteBISCO -- Brookside-Leeside-Roadside -- Centre Lawn -- Colony Farm
Crease Clinic -- East Lawn -- Essondale Hospital
Finnie's Garden -- Henry Esson Young -- Hillside unit
Home for the Aged-Valleyview -- North Lawn
Nurses homes -- Pennington Hall -- TreeFest -- West Lawn
John Davidson; "Botany John" blog. He was the first Provincial Botanist, who created British Columbia's first Botanical Garden at Riverview.
Other groups involved Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
Who also have a media NEWS Blog
You can also download a 42 page report titled, For the future of Riverview created by the Riverview Task Force.
Or Burke Mountain Naturalists, report: The Riverview Hospital Site, Respecting its Past,Realizing its Future
Coquitlam has designated the buildings and grounds, as a heritage site.
Download the Statement of Significance; SoS report PDF
Tour through the grounds
Paul Buikema, of Progress Landscaping, created this video.