SLIPP program to remove 50 derelict docks

Derelict and abandoned dock removal is part of the SLIPP shoreline restoration program.

  • Jul. 17, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Approximately 50 derelict, abandoned docks will be removed from the Salmon Arm section of Shuswap Lake and from Mara Lake  These structures can create safety issues for boaters, impede public access along the shoreline, and reduce the aesthetic values.

Derelict and abandoned dock removal is part of the SLIPP shoreline restoration program.

According to Paul Demenok, SLIPP Steering Committee Chair, and Area C Director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, “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 aesthetics of beautiful Shuswap Lake…”

Derelict and abandoned dock removal is part of the SLIPP shoreline restoration program.

Funding for the derelict, abandoned dock removal project is shared between the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, SLIPP funds, Old Town Bay court award funds and the province.