Open the doors to Reay Pond support

Reay Creek, an important environmental jewel of our community, is at risk of being lost forever.

Reay Creek, an important environmental jewel of our community, is at risk of being lost forever. Reay Creek Pond is an important wetland habitat and headwaters to more than a kilometer of active spawning grounds for wild Coho salmon and Cutthroat trout.

Reay Pond (known as the Sidney Duck Farm) is suffering a slow and agonizing death due to a history of contamination from industrial activites on and around the airport land as well as from heavy storm water runoff.

A complete lack of support, planning and action by municipal council to mitigate any or all of these issues at hand is very concerning. A complete lack of funding support to help maintain a balanced habitat has been documented for the past two terms.

More disturbing is the complete lack of interest and respect shown by the town towards environmental protection, overall safety concerns, and the protection of the taxpayers and property owners living on and adjacent to the waterway.

I look forward to a fresh new mayor and council on Nov. 15 that will lead with an open mind and an open forum, not from behind closed doors.

Reg Kirkham

Sidney

 

 

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