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Debris-clearing practices along South Surrey rail line concern SFN, naturist club

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‘Discussion needed’ regarding sensitive areas along Crescent Beach railway: SFN chief

BNSF’s practices for removing debris following landslides along its waterfront line through South Surrey and White Rock are raising concerns for residents as well as the Semiahmoo First Nation.

Following word that debris removal is encroaching on the foreshore, Chief Harley Chappell said this week he wants to connect with BNSF to learn more about how the company deals with such debris and the reasoning that results, at times, in mud, trees, boulders and even garbage on the beach.

Resident Don Pitcairn says there are three “slide zones” south of Christopherson Steps in South Surrey, the largest of which measures 15 metres by 7m and one metre deep
Don Pitcairn Resident Don Pitcairn says there are three “slide zones” south of Christopherson Steps in South Surrey, the largest of which measures 15 metres by 7m and one metre deep

“Obviously, it brings some concern to us when we see and hear of things like this happening,” Chappell said Tuesday.

The issue was brought to Chappell’s attention by Don Pitcairn, a South Surrey resident and president of Surrey’s United Naturists – a group “dedicated to the preservation of Crescent Rock Beach’s 60-year history as a clothing-optional shore in South Surrey and White Rock,” according to crescentrockbeach.ca

Pitcairn reached out to Peace Arch News after coming across a “debris field” on the waterfront during a walk Feb. 19; seemingly remnants of clearing that was done following slide activity that occurred during a storm at the end of January.

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Source: Cloverdale Reporter

Original publication 27 February, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 25th April 2020

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