Many local experts for water board

The Arrowsmith Parks and Land-use Council supports the establishment of a local water board to deal with on-going and current issues.

The Arrowsmith Parks and Land-use Council, of which I am a founding member, supports the establishment of a local water board to deal with on-going and current issues regarding use and provision of water in the Oceanside area.

Our group has actively pursued this objective with MLA Michelle Stilwell, requesting her involvement in the development of a board comprised of voluntary participants who would represent different local interest groups with the objective of careful monitoring and thoughtful planning of our limited water resources.

During this extended drought-like period, we are reminded of how crucial the management of water has become in Oceanside — for both humans and fish.

This community has an untapped wealth of expertise and experience in the population of retirees who are more than qualified and I believe willing  to offer input towards watershed management and governance. I hope that our elected representatives, who do not have this expertise themselves, will take advantage of this priceless resource.

Susan CroskeryNanoose Bay

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