The District of Vanderhoof is discussing options for moving the boat launch from its current location.

Boat launch to move

Vanderhoof is looking at moving the boat launch to a safer site.

Vanderhoof is looking at moving the boat launch to another, safer, site.The river has a tremendous amount of boat use, it needs a proper facility.

“The boat launch at low water isn’t adequate anymore and basically what’s happening is that we’re having people back to the centre of the river in order to get their boats off and on,” said Wayne Salewski, founding Director of the Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society.

“Combine that with the fact that the cold water intake for the Sturgeon Recovery Centre also in the same location we’re just suggesting that now is a good time to relocate it, to have the municipality provide some leadership on the issue.”

“People who feel that they have the opportunity to dune buggy or whatever up and down the river bank, it’s a huge effect on the environment and on the freshwater fish in the area,” said Mayor Gerry Thiessen. “So our hope is to work together with a number of different people to find the best spot.”

 

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