Fencing to be installed to block access to Revelstoke airport area wetlands

New signs and fencing will be placed near the runway of the Revelstoke airport to prevent people from accessing the area.

New signs and fencing will be placed near the runway of the Revelstoke airport to prevent people from accessing the area, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced Tuesday morning.

The CSRD, which operates the airport, said the action was being taken because of concerns that people and their pets accessing the runaway could conflict with aircraft taking off of landing at the airport.

“The Committee appreciates the co-operation of the public with this issue,” stated area B director Loni Parker, the Chair of the Committee. “Fortunately we reside in one of the most beautiful areas of the world that has countless locations to enjoy nature.”

The CSRD said the airport committee considered installing a chain link fence parallel to the runway but found the $100,000 cost to be prohibitive.

Instead, a fence will be installed where people access the path that leads out to the area alongside the runway, said Gary Holte, the Manager of Environment and Engineering Services for the CSRD.

The Times Review will be developing this story throughout the week. Are you a user of this area who will be impacted by the fencing? Were you consulted on this decision or even aware it was being contemplated? Please contact reporter Alex Cooper at 250-837-4667 to voice your concerns.


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