Submission 0496-SWOA_689054

Submitter: Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association

Community: Scotch Creek

Date Submitted: April 6, 2023

The Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA) represents 260 waterfront properties on Shuswap Lake. It believes that a firm grounding in science is imperative to understanding the state of the fishery and controlling habitat destruction. The documents attached to this submission serve, in the opinion of SWOA, as a counterpoint to the vested interests of many of the submissions received by the commission to date. The documents include a report on the use of Shuswap Lake foreshore by juvenile salmonids, a report of a DFO workshop related to fish habitat, and notes from a presentation on salmon habitat in Shuswap Lake.

We are an organization representing some 260 waterfront properties on the Shuswap Lake. We believe it important to closely watch the state of the fishery and control habitat destruction, within reason.

All too often in these situations, one side of the argument is heard over and over, and other sides marginalized. We believe that a firm grounding in the science is imperative and we offer two documents that may not have been included in previous submissions.

We provide these as a counterpoint to the vested interests of many of the commissions submissions and presenters.

Submission Files:

File 1:

RAR100920 Brown report.pdf

File 2:

RAR 2003 workshop article.pdf

File 3:

RAR 2003 workshop full rpt.pdf

File 4:

rublee report 11 23 2010.pdf

Comment List

Name: priscilla judd

Date Created: April 27, 2023

I agree with this phrase from the above report: “People need to understand which activities result in negative impacts to fish and fish habitat” and “Regulations need to be reasonable and make sense.

I’m suggesting the Cohen Commission follow up Dr.Lavigne’s Vegetated Sand Beds for cleaning waste water by inviting him to speak to you.

We need to recognize that humans can live in the environment when we use systems that emulate nature. Foreshore development brings the threat of failing septic fields and lake water pollution.

Dr.Lavigne’s system works. VSBs are 100% natural cleaning sewage water over 99% clean, use no electricity or chemicals.

I’ve not yet managed to bring Dr.Lavigne here to get us started cleaning up pollution, learning to install VSBs. He said he is available in May or June 2011. So, I hope you can help us – invite Dr.Lavigne to come and speak to your scientists.

Here is a link to his impressive CV: