COUNCIL CUT: Waterfront Landing shoreline concerns

A group of kayakers is hoping to keep the shoreline along the Waterfront Landing development green.

"This is our chance, right now to make the choice to keep a partially naturalized shoreline in front of this development, as was the initial agreement with the developers," reads a letter to council presented on Mar. 5.

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"Please have Bosa replace this area with a mixture of the trees that were removed, as far into the channel as it was prior to removal of wood chip debris, with mature trees, so we have a chance at maintaining this habitat."

The letter is signed by Jenny Smack, Roger Shaw, Alice Savage, Jim Meyer, Rebecca Landry, and Lexi Otis, all of whom identify themselves as kayakers who frequent the Mamquam Blind Channel.

The kayakers asked council to consider replanting of the shoreline with mature trees and shrubs.

They also asked for the area to be protected with "attractive" fencing, to encourage humans and dogs to stay out.

"I think the plans for Waterfront Landing are to have a significant amount of natural shoreline retained, so the letter writers make a good point, but I think that will be accommodated," said Coun. Doug Race.

Council voted unanimously to send the letter to staff for review.

The Chief will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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