County council has given third and final reading to their new Parkland Conservation by law. Parks and Recreation Manager Megan Schur says it is an update of their former parks by-law, which only covered campgrounds.
“Parkland encompasses all green space that are either owned, managed, or operated by the County. That includes our environmental reserves, so a place like Bear Creek Raveen, municipal reserves- which can be those green lots that are in subdivisions. It can mean our Sportsplex fields, the Dunes-Wapiti walking trails, and it can mean our campgrounds.
The by-law allows the County to designate areas that can and can not be used by off highway vehicles. It also polices activities like cutting down trees, depositing waste, and harming environmentally sensitive areas.