Agencies Come Together to Monitor Soil Dumping Practices
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is working on bringing agencies together to come up with a coordinated response to poor soil dumping practices.
The regional district is also in the midst of developing a soil deposit bylaw to help protect the watershed.
Director for Shawnigan Lake Sierra Acton says this is different to the big soil dump facility that was just shut down recently, but would help with the large volume of soil being trucked up into the region on a regular basis.
Acton says soil dumping on private lands is prominent in her area. She says the potential impacts can be dangerous.
The meeting was recently held between agencies including the CVRD, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ministry of Mining, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Capital Regional District, Malahat First Nations and Municipality of North Cowichan. The new roundtable will get together regularly to discuss how they can come up with a coordinated enforcement response to poor soil dumping practices.