A draft Management Plan has been prepared for the Riverside Wetlands/Ském’em Community Park - 91 acres of land, with a CN railway and right-of-way running through it, located just outside the Village of Pemberton along the Lillooet River.
The Plan was jointly prepared by the SLRD and Líl'wat Nation, with input from the Pemberton Wildlife Association, Stewardship Pemberton and the Pemberton Valley Trails Association.
To reflect the collaboration between the SLRD and the Líl'wat Nation, the name of the park has been changed to Riverside Wetlands/Ském’em Community Park.
Ském’em means ‘to dig edible roots’, which was the traditional use for the lowland area of the park.
Many different users enjoy and value the park, for a wide variety of uses.
The SLRD and Líl'wat Nation want to ensure all users' needs are met by the management plan.
The draft Management Plan is available for community review and comment, until May 1, 2017.
Once the survey results and comments have been received and compiled, the Plan will be revised and brought forward for final approval.
Adoption of the Park Management Plan will then allow the SLRD to proceed with an application for tenure to the Crown land on the southern part of the park.