For information on the Waterfront Protection Coalition, click here.
Every waterfront owner with a dock or a boathouse will want to attend a virtual forum, hosted by the Waterfront Protection Coalition, a province-wide group formed to respond to the BC government’s proposed new Dock Management Plan (DMP) on February 13th.
To register for the Waterfront Virtual Forum, click here.
The new DMP would impose retroactive size restrictions on all docks and ban all boathouses, regardless of previous tenure status. It would initially affect only Pender Harbour and the Sunshine Coast, but the province intends to see it become the template for all BC’s marine communities – salt and fresh water.
While touted as an environmental safeguard, the DMP would compel commercial and private dock owners to replace their docks at the end of their existing tenures. This costly and unnecessary exercise would devastate marine wildlife, disrupt ecosystems and send hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of waste to landfills.
The DMP does not yet apply to North Saanich, but your PROW Board is alert to the possibility and ready to take action. If necessary, this issue will be front and centre at our upcoming 2024 Annual General Meeting.
Stay tuned for information on the date, time and location of the AGM.