Squamish Canyon Project Concerns

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Thank you to all those that showed your support.  The signatures and comments have been submitted to council and added to Public Record within the designated timeframe.  I will keep this petition open to allow additional support to be recorded until a council decision is made - Thank you.

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The Squamish Canyon Project is going to Public hearing on March 10th 2020.   As a community we need your support to get our voices heard.

We have until 4pm on March 10th 2020 to submit our opposition and our signatures.

The current proposal for Phase 1 includes an 800m elevated boardwalk, 200m of canyon walkway, ticket booth, public washroom, concession stand, event space, children's play area, small merchandise area and a small stage.

Phase 2 will include the addition of 2 bridges over the canyon with additional boardwalks and lookout platforms.

As a community we are opposed to this development for the following reasons:

- Environmental Impacts - According to the ESA Mapping it has a "high" rating (https://squamish.ca/discover-squamish/maps-and-data/mobile-web-maps/esa-mapping/

- Negative impact on protected species in the local area.

- Highway entry point and leverage of the Mamquam FSR for site access (not suitable for this volume of traffic) - Has alternative been considered and the Mamquam FSR runs along "Critical Habitat" according to the Canadian Wildlife Service.

- Health impacts due to increased dust - No Silica assessment has been shared (that we are aware of)

- Proximity to residential dwellings

- Noise pollution - (Amended following the public hearing) - An "amplified" noise assessment was completed for the site itself (not traffic / road focus)

Please join our community and support our fight to ensure a full impact assessment is completed and that all alternative options are fairly considered.