To help preserve the environment near her home, Ruth Masters donated 7.3 hectares (18 acres) of land to the Comox Valley Regional District to create the Masters Greenway and Wildlife Corridor.
As part of the donation, Ruth had a covenant registered on the land. The covenant prohibits the placement of any buildings, toilets, picnic tables, parking lots or garbage bins on the greenway. Ruth has helped nature reclaim the old fields, orchards and gardens on the property by planting ferns and trees rescued from construction sites such as the Courtenay Walmart development.
The Masters Greenway (also referred to as the Ruth Masters Greenway) is part of an extensive trail network along the south shore of the Puntledge River. The park includes high-bank river frontage and a creek running through the park.
The greenway features both red and blue listed (threatened and endangered) species while containing quality habitat for a wide range of wildlife. As part of a larger undeveloped corridor along the south side of the Puntledge River, the Masters Greenway allows larger species, such as bears, to move through the area.
- 68 Powerhouse Road with access from Millifera Place
- Puntledge – Black Creek (Electoral Area C)
- Leashing is mandatory in this park, all year
- Bicycles are not permitted on the trails