Buckside Hill Site of Green Lake Park; Public Meeting
I received a phone call from Donna Barnett after I requested minutes from the
“Buckside Hill Site” public meeting. She explained that there were no minutes to be
given out, but she did give me an overview of what took place.
The meeting took place on Friday, July 29th at 5:00 pm at the South Green Lake
Snowmobile Club. There were 35 people in attendance. The meeting was called to get
input from the public about “Buckside Hill Site Park” and also inform people of what the
park was all about. Donna apologized again for the short notice of the meeting and the
mix up with the location that it would be held at.
A few of the topics that were discussed at the meeting were: garbage, boat launching,
parking, signage, trails, fire maintenance and outhouses.
Donna stated that there have never been signs at the site and this will be looked at.
Also she let people know that it is a “Class A park” which has certain restrictions, like
having outhouses and a boat launch. There were discussions about the walking trails
and fire mitigation and what needs to be done. The area is the location of a spawning
channel so barriers may be put in place to stop people from launching boats. There is
also the issue of garbage.
The Government will be taking all of the suggestions and restrictions and putting
together a plan for the park. They will present it to the public this fall sometime and will
be announcing the meeting well in advance of when it will take place.
I will keep everyone updated on the plans for the Fall meeting when I am notified.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the GLARA Annual General Meeting coming-up on Saturday, August 20th at 9:30 a.m. at the Snowmobile Club. See the Spring 2016 Newsletter (posted above under the Newsletters tab) for the latest events and take a look at the Biological Assessment (posted under the Environmental Survey tab). The implementation of certain aspects of the Assessment will be a major topic of discussion.
We are very pleased to confirm details for the visit of B.C.’s SENIORS ADVOCATE. Isobel Mackenzie will be attending a public meeting on MONDAY JUNE 20, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at the CREEKSIDE Seniors Centre located at 501 Cedar Avenue (North of the ambulance station in 100 Mile House).
As this event is supported by Age Friendly of the South Cariboo and we are preparing light refreshments for attendees, we appreciate your RSVP to email@example.com or by phone to Darrel at 250 609 0432.
In addition we would like to thank the Office of the Seniors Advocate, Cariboo Elders Building & Recreational Society (Creekside Seniors Centre), the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House and the 100 Mile House Free Press for assisting us to plan this event. Age Friendly activities are made possible through funding support by the District of 100 Mile House, the Cariboo Regional District and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 260 Gaming Funds.
GLARA has received Ken MacKenzie’s Biological Assessment Report of Green Lake. This effort was in two parts, the initial review and part 2 being the field follow up from the part 1 investigation. Part 1 was funded by a grant from the TNRD and GLARA (70% & 30%). Part 2 will follow when we get funding.
The report is informative in that it provides an outline of the OCP area and it appears the area is in generally good health.
To read the full report click here ===> Biological Assessment
Isobel Mackenzie, the Seniors Advocate for the Province of BC will be coming to 100 Mile House on MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016 to speak on issues of interest to seniors.
She will be speaking at Creekside Seniors Centre – times to be advised. Watch for community announcements.
For details click here ==> Age Friendly JUNE 20
The ice broke and did its annual disappearing act on Friday, April 8th. This is the third earliest date recorded over the past 20 + years. Last year set a record with the ice coming off on the 28th of March and in 2005 breakup was recorded on April 5th.
Open times for the 70 Mile House Landfill have been updated. Please see the new schedule under the “Landfill Hours” tab above.
The Flying U Ranch has new owners and is under new management. In their February Newsletter they emphasize a renewed interest in community involvement.
“In the coming months we will be focusing on strengthening our community relations around the Green and Watch Lake areas specifically, but extending throughout the Cariboo region as well. The Flying U not only wants to offer unique ranching experiences to its extended family, but our immediate community as well. We will be launching several local initiatives such as open houses with games, bbq and pony rides; equine class discounts for residents of Green Lake and local guides; ride-a-thon fundraisers; heritage restoration projects; and much more: all in hopes of strengthening a sense of community between The Flying U and it’s neighbours. Stay tuned as we announce the details and dates of these great events. The Flying U is looking forward to offering an appreciation workshop for local Emergency Response professionals. Dates and details to be announced.”
Although they are very busy getting things ready for the opening season, property managers Theode and Jeanette Kasper would like to meet all of their new neighbours and they invite you to drop by the Ranch for a visit and also to meet the miniature horse foal.
You can enter the “Name That Mini Horse” contest at their Facebook site here -> https://www.facebook.com/FlyingU/photos/a.666705636690427.1073741824.158426364185026/1235351143159204/?type=3&theater