BC Parks Open House Wednesday May 2nd, 5-7pm at Seaside Center, seeks input on either revoking the Tetrahedron Provincial Park’s Class A status or removing Chapman and Edwards Lake from the Park in order to build the Chapman Water Expansion Project.
The Chapman Water Expansion Project would degrade our most important potable water source. Tetrahedron Park was explicitly created to protect this source for the benefit all Sunshine Coast communities.
Please help us send a powerful message to BC Parks and the Provincial Government that neither option they have presented is acceptable. The timing of this open house is deliberately short notice, don’t let them stop you from responding! See you at the Seaside Center in Sechelt on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd
5 - 7 pm at the SEASIDE CENTRE
5790 Teredo Street, Sechelt
Although SCRD Directors representing approximately 1/3 of Chapman system users continue to push the unsustainable Chapman Water Expansion Project (CWEP) forward, SCRD Directors representing approximately 2/3 of Chapman supply users strongly support wiser, more sustainable options for long-term solutions.
If the SCRD goes ahead with the CWEP, it would be wasting $5 million on a temporary measure! This money would be much better spent on long-term conservation measures, infrastructure upgrades and aquifer development.
The SCCA is totally opposed to removing the Park’s Class A status or removal of land from the Tetrahedron. We fully support developing viable water source and storage alternatives outside our Class A Park. We are committed to protecting drinking water source areas and working with the SCRD, as we have done for 30 years, in support of sustainable watershed solutions, such as those proposed by the new SCRD Chair Bruce Milne.
We have strong political leadership, community and NGO support and actions already being taken to develop viable alternatives which will ensure a diverse and sustainable water supply on the Sunshine Coast.
Please attend this Open House and the let the BC Government know, there is no justification for compromising our source area in Tetrahedron Provincial Park.
· LATEST SCCA Briefing: Tetrahedron Park & Sunshine Coast Water Supply
· Tetrahedron Provincial Park and the SCRD’s Chapman Lake Project FACTSHEET
· Chapman Lake Water Woes - Editorial in SCCA Newsletter
· Chapman Expansion Summary
· Opinion of sitting SCRD Director, Lorne Lewis
· Milne urges Action On Reservoir
· SCCA Presentation to SCRD Sept 10, 2015
· SCCA Presentation to SCRD Infrastructure Services Committee, Aug 15, 2014