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Foreshore Fundraising and Improvement Committee Meeting Notice – March 23, 2021

CULTUS LAKE PARK BOARD

Foreshore Fundraising and Improvement Committee Meeting Notice

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 9:00 am

Cultus Lake Park Office Boardroom

4165 Columbia Valley Highway, Cultus Lake, BC

Due to the recent Provincial Health Order with respect to social gatherings, Committee meetings will be available in real time via Zoom.

As per the Cultus Lake Park Board Procedures Bylaw No. 1125, 2018, Amendment Bylaw No. 1191, 2021, Public Input allows the Board to hold a fifteen-minute Committee Question Period. Each speaker must state his or her name and where they are from and will be allowed two minutes to speak.

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Meeting ID: 952 1093 9019

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To view Committee Agendas, please visit:

https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/committees/

March 17, 2021 Cultus Lake Park Board Regular Board Meeting Agenda Package

2021.03.17 Cultus Lake Park Regular Meeting Agenda Package 

CULTUS LAKE PARK BOARD REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:00 PM

Cultus Lake Park Office Boardroom, 4165 Columbia Valley Highway, Cultus Lake, BC

Time Change Notice – Cultus Lake Park Board Regular Meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on February 17, 2021 instead of 7:00 pm.

Due to the recent Provincial Health Order with respect to social gatherings, the February 17, 2021 Board meeting will be closed to the public and will be available in real time via Zoom.

 Please feel free to join the meeting, participants will be muted upon entry to the meeting but will be able to ask questions during question period.

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Meeting ID: 857 2579 9297

Passcode: 095294

The Cultus Lake Park Board Regular Meeting video will be available to view on our website the following day at www.cultuslake.bc.ca/board-meeting-videos/

Please feel free to email questions for the Public Question Period no later than Tuesday, February 16th, 4:30 pm to [email protected]

New Trees for the Foreshore

Cultus Lake Park is continuing with the commitment to preserve the Park for future generations; one of the preservation actions is through tree replacement.  We are pleased to report that approximately 220 trees were planted in 2019 / 2020 and that the 2021 plan includes planting approximately 175 more.

You may or may not be aware that six trees came down along the foreshore in the windstorm this past fall.  In response to this, the Cultus Lake Park and Environmental and Public Areas Planning Committee, will be replacing these trees in locations close by or in other areas of the foreshore that have lost tree canopy.

You will note that six stakes have been placed to mark the approximate location for the new plantings which are adjacent the following properties along the foreshore pathway of First Avenue: 112- 113, 135, 153, 155, 175, 183

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do we need more trees on the foreshore? Aren’t there enough already?

We need to grow trees for a future canopy as we are consistently losing the old trees along the foreshore. Trees help to protect the shore from erosion, provide shade and provide habitat.   Trees are being planted to replace those lost in storms or removed when designated as danger trees.

What types of trees are being planted? 

Considerations for foreshore trees are those specified in the tree bylaw.  This year we will be planting 5 Maple [Acer Rubrum] and 1 Douglas Fir.  These trees are appropriate for the space available, suited to how the space is utilized, and the proximity of houses.  These are trees that will provide a canopy for shade, create a mix of evergreen and deciduous with fall color, are wind and sun tolerant and hardy and disease resistant.

Who is going to water these trees?

New trees on the foreshore are watered by volunteers at this time.  We are seeking residents who are willing to assist watering this year’s trees during the summer new trees need our help for the first two years until they are established and after that Mother Nature will look after them.  If you are interested in caring for a new tree during the summer months, please let us know.

Will these trees block my view?

The specified trees grow tall, appropriate to having the lower branches removed.  Branches are removed gradually as the tree size increases. This allows for an open view underneath, while maintaining a canopy.  Prior to the lower branches being removed, views are very unlikely to be impeded as the tree is a smaller stature for a number of years.

How are the locations for the new trees chosen?

The sites for new trees are carefully chosen, considering open space where trees have been lost previously, public access, ground space for beach users and open sky for tree growth.

Who pays for new trees?

Trees are paid for from the Cultus Lake Park budget.   In addition, to support expanded tree planting, The Environmental and Public Areas Planning Committee has established a Cultus Lake Tree Canopy Fund, to seek donations.  You can participate in this Legacy opportunity and help preserve the park for future generations https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/donations/tree/

Gift Cards and Tax-deductible receipts are issued to anyone making a donation. 

Cultus Lake Park will be moving to an Online Managed Parking System, this will replace the existing Residential & Guest parking passes –

More information coming soon!

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