Docks removed

About 50 derelict, abandoned docks will be removed from Shuswap and Mara lakes

About 50 derelict, abandoned docks will be removed from the Salmon Arm section of Shuswap Lake, and from Mara Lake this month.

These structures can create safety issues for boaters, impede public access along the shoreline and reduce the esthetic values along the waterfront.

“The removal of abandoned, derelict docks is a win-win idea. Nobody wants to see these abandoned docks creating hazards to navigation, and downgrading the esthetics of beautiful Shuswap Lake, so removing them is a big benefit to everyone,” said Paul Demenok, Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process Steering Committee chairperson.

“It’s also important to note that this is the only dock removal program involving SLIPP. The provincial government is behind the semi-waterfront docks initiative, which has absolutely nothing to do with SLIPP.”