February 28, 2014 - 3:59 PM
Over the next few weeks, sections of the Mission Creek Greenway will be periodically closed for dike integrity vegetation maintenance.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and asks for their safety that Greenway users please obey the barricades, signs and flag people.
From Monday, March 3rd through Monday, March 31st, there will be temporary closures between Lakeshore Road and Mission Creek Regional Park. The Ministry of the Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Public Safety and Protection Branch will be treating limited areas of brush and hazardous trees to enable visual inspections of the dike during periods of highs flows in Mission Creek, and to ensure that the integrity of the dike is not impaired.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “We would encourage people to use other areas of the Greenway until March 31st. In the past we’ve had great cooperation as trail users have stayed out of closed areas, not only for their safety, but the safety of the workers and heavy equipment operators working along the Greenway and the dike.”
For more information on the trail closure, please contact the Regional Parks office at 469-6232.
For information on the dike vegetation maintenance, please call the Ministry of the Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Machelle Tiernan at 250-490-7876.
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