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Maxwell Lake Watershed – Fire Danger

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  • Full Name: North SaltSpring Waterworks District
  • Location: SSI
  • Phone: 250-537-9902
  • Expires: 11 days, 14 hours

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  • Item listed by: on September 5, 2017

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    North Salt Spring Waterworks (NSSWD) staff and the RCMP recently located a campsite in the Maxwell Lake watershed lands. The site included a fire pit that had been very recently used.

    The NSSWD Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to remind residents and tourists alike that camping and particularly campfires are not permitted in this area.

    The Maxwell Lake watershed lands are an important asset of enormous value while in their natural state. The ratepayers and greater island community are fortunate to have such a valuable resource. The risk of wildfire in the watershed is real and the consequences could be catastrophic. A wildfire in the watershed lands could render the lake unsuitable for drinking for weeks, months, or even years.

    Outdoor recreational activities in the watershed also negatively impact water quality. Nutrients are more easily washed into receiving streams and eventually into the lake when on the impervious pathways that have been created. For this reason, activities such as swimming, hiking, mountain biking, motorcycles and ATVs are restricted from the watershed lands.

    Please support North Salt Spring Waterworks District in caring for, and maintaining the integrity of this pristine watershed.

    For more information please visit our website at http://www.northsaltspringwaterworks.ca

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