Prevent environmental damage from the development of a 35-site campground on Vaseux Lake.

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This Petition is to oppose the exclusion of 1.2 hectares (2.97 acres) of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve and to oppose the development of 35 campsites on the eastern shore of Vaseux Lake. The location of the proposed development is Lot 1, Sections 16 & 21, Township 85, SDYD Plan 1340, 3500 Highway 97.

Vaseux Lake is a bird sanctuary that has been a protected area for over 80 years and acts as a safe haven from negative human impact. Removal of this land from the ALR will have multiple negative effects:

  • Increased stress on the birds that reside on and use the lake as a migratory stop throughout the year.
  • Increased disturbance of the riparian habitat for fish, invertebrates, mammals, and shorebirds.
  • Increased congestion from traffic on a section of road which is already accident-prone because of the poor line of sight.
  • Change the cultural character of the area by diminishing the agricultural land reserve.
  • Damage to the natural environment from the development of a septic field placed on a flood-prone location.
  • Loss of the natural lake aesthetics due to the commercial nature of the campground with cement pads.
  • Loss of good agricultural land that should stay as farmland.

Please sign the petition to indicate your support for the petition to oppose the exclusion of land from the ALR and the development of the campground.

Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association