Damage to Law Creek within Riparian Area

The damage done to Law Creek and the Riparian Area is very sad.

Extensive tree and vegetation removal plus the fire damage (they burned wood and branches on large piles on several places) have contributed to the devastating appearance – and all this within the ‘protected’ Riparian Area !!!

Ministry of Environment argues that there is no impact to water courses.  Ash and debris could be flushed into Trepanier Creek, a Fish Bearing Stream and a main drinking water source of Peachland.

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Before and After …

Before and After photos show the destruction done to the 25 acre Table Top property.

The landscape and nature is adjusted to the development plans.

A much more environment friendly and sustainable approach would have been … to adjust the development plan and work with the existing landscape plus incorporate the homes and hotel into the natural setting !!

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A New Gravel Pit ??

Mentioned before, the excavators and trucks remove more than 64000 cubic meter of material from TableTop Mountain. Where is it placed ??

At the entrance area of the property near MacKinnon Road. A high and very large mountain of crushed material has been created !!!

The foolish thing is: They have to move this huge pile again !!! That means AGAIN hundreds of hours of heavy machines work and trips by trucks. More dust, noise, vibration and air pollution.

Most of the Peachland residents have voted against a gravel pit around Princeton road. The gravel pit operator wanted to remove up to 100,000 cubic meter in 5 years. Trepanier Manor removed this amount in 2 month !!!!

Excessive Excavation

Is TM doing an excessive excavation ?? Judge for yourself.

Between the existing grade and proposed grade, 6 to 9 meter will be removed !!
The TableTop area is approx. 10000 square meter.
They removed 64000 cubic meter !!! (See May 12th Post)
(more with the add. excavation for the road and rest of homes)

It is equal the size of a Football Field covered with dirt 30 feet high !!

Hundreds of hours of heavy machines work and hundreds of trips by large trucks to bring the material to the front and back. That generates dust, noise, vibration, pollute our air with diesel exhaust and will contribute to soil erosion.

That is excessive and NOT appropriate for an Environment Sensitive Area and within the municipality of Peachland!!

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The above photo is an old calculation – see Post May 12th for the new data …

Heavy Equipment – Why ??

Heavy Equipment – 3 Excavators, Dump Trucks, Loaders and a Stone Crusher.

Why is heavy equipment like this necessary – see the post from February 23rd …

Excessive Tree Cutting

Excessive Tree Cutting – Clear Cut – on Table Top Mountain.

Old and healthy Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine (NO Pine Beetle Infestation)