Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cultus Lake News

The Park is Mine

Survey, pets, wildlife, good neighbours and more

By Christine Woodward, CLPB



ear, raccoon and other wild animal sightings take place from time to time, which is not unusual given that we are surrounded by unspoiled wilderness.


It is important that we all take precautions to minimize potential encounters between humans and our animal neighbours.


Keep all garbage securely stowed in animal-proof receptacles and place them at curbside on the morning of garbage day pick up. During the week use bear-proof containers so animals can't pry the lids off, and store in an inaccessible area. If you are visiting for the weekend, arrange to have someone put your cans out on garbage day, instead of leaving them out where they might attract wildlife.

Although permitted in the Park, please consider leaving bird feeders empty until winter; birds have abundant food in these warmer months. Bird seed is an attractive snack for a hungry animal.

Make sure that compost containers are sealed securely and no odours escape that would cause animals to investigate the neighbourhood.

Feed your pets inside and never leave pet food outdoors. Pets can also be in danger if left unattended outdoors or allowed to roam at large.



Help plan for the future of Cultus Lake Park!
The Cultus Lake Park Board is collaborating with the Fraser Valley Regional District to develop a new Park Plan to guide the future of Cultus Lake Park. This plan will be used as a guiding policy document for land use in the park for the next 20 years and beyond.

Join the Planners in the Park for Open Houses to review the Draft Plan on July 18th and 25th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Main Beach.

Canít make it to the Open Houses? Fill out a feedback form online at



Dog Rules

This is important information for all dog walkers and dog owners at Cultus Lake Park, whether resident, camper or visitor. The Park is dog-friendly, with the following regulations in place for the safety and consideration of all:

DOGS MUST BE LEASHED AND UNDER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES IN THE PARK. (Except when contained on private property, i.e. residence or vehicle.)

DOGS MUST BE WALKED ON THE PATHS TO THE DOG BEACH, NOT ALONG THE BEACH until arrival at the designated dog beach/swim area. Dog swim areas are well marked with signs. There is a large fenced off-leash dog play area behind the Plaza.

DOG SWIM AREAS: dogs must be under control at all times when at the designated swim areas. This is for the safety of all people and dogs in the area.

DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO RUN AT LARGE in any public area in the Park, including the grassed areas and paths and trails in the trees.


Please be advised that Park Patrol and Sunnyside Campground Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be making frequent patrols of the beach, and violation tickets will be issued for contravention of the above regulations from the Good Neighbour Bylaw.

Help keep the beach at Cultus Lake clean and safe for all to enjoy.


Good Neighbours

We would like to remind everyone that the Park will soon be operating on a summer schedule. This means that effective June 23 through September 30, beaches, wharves and park areas, including paid parking lots, will be open from 7 am to 11 pm. It is prohibited for any person to use closed public areas, including beaches, docks, parks and parking lots. (GNB 1041-13 section 8.4)

Please be aware that the bylaw also regulates littering, street nuisances, dog control and licensing, property maintenance, burning conditions, restrictions and fire bans as well as tree maintenance and replacement. The intent of the bylaw is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the Park by all. For information and convenience you can find the complete bylaw on this webpage.

If you wish to report a bylaw violation, contact Park Patrol at (604) 858-5298. *The mission of Park Patrol is to provide professional and efficient bylaw enforcement service for the residents of Cultus Lake, as well as all visitors to the Park. To enforce the bylaws of Cultus Lake and in doing so ensure the safety and enjoyment for all people at Cultus Lake. To be visible and approachable to all members of the public and to remain courteous and professional at all times.*

For all criminal matters, including open alcohol or drunkenness, contact the RCMP first. For non-emergencies call the Chilliwack detachment at (604) 792-4611 or call 911 for all police, fire and ambulance emergencies.

Have a safe and fun-filled summer! Thank you.


Meet your new Area Director Taryn Dixon
Wednesday, June 24th at the Cultus Lake Community School Open House at 6 pm & Presentations at 7 p.m.
Click here for details.For more information email here or call (604) 702 5487.


Resident Survey

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) invites you to contribute to creating a long-term plan that aims to protect and enhance the environment and public health in the Cultus Lake area. FVRD is developing a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) to establish a 20-year plan for managing liquid waste in the Cultus Lake area. The project will examine existing conditions and identify options for the long-term management of liquid wastes, such as wastewater, stormwater, agricultural runoff, and biosolids. The FVRD has commissioned Urban Systems Ltd. to facilitate this process over the next 18 to 24 months. The LWMP utilizes a transparent public process to solicit ideas and comments from the citizens for their opinions on management of liquid wastes.

FVRD invites you to access the link below and participate in the survey. Here is a newsletter <http://> to give some background information to go with the LWMP survey.

Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and concerns!


Park Board Meeting June 17

Click here to access the Cultus Lake Park Board agenda package, filled with background material and recommendations for the upcoming meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There is free wifi in the Boardroom to enable you to follow the agenda electronically. Please remember to mute your devices before the meeting starts.

Fore more information about the Cultus Lake Park Board, visit



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