Last night was the open house hosted by Border Paving at the Butte Hall to hear about the proposed gravel extraction below the water line near the headwaters of Stauffer Creek.
Over 125 people attended. Farmers, land owners, fly fishers, staff from Trout Unlimited Canada, media and concerned citizens attended the presentation. Four consultants hired by Border Paving and staff from Border Paving were there including several members of the ownership group from Border Paving!
It was quite apparent that the vast majority of the individuals in the Butte Hall were against this proposal. The consultants did very little to convince the individuals who attended that this is a good idea. The ecologically sensitive area that includes springs should not be touch or altered in any way. Any gravel extraction that would happen almost 30 feet below the water line has the potential to just that!
There was a lot of expertise in the Butte Hall who spoke against this proposal. I hope that this proposal does not move forward!