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October Board Meeting

A reminder that the next board meeting is Sunday, October 20, 2019, 10:00 am in the SLSR club house. Minutes of this meeting will be posted in the Documentation section of this website when available.

Thank you to Volunteers

The Spider Lake Springs Resort Campers Association Board members wish to thank all the volunteers over the season for their hard work. Without volunteers all the social programs would not exist. It is a huge job to make sure all the events, the store, the bottle shed and other programs continue to run.

Parking at Spider Lake Springs Resort

Parking at SLSR has always been an issue. On long weekends it has become a hugh problem with cars parking along the roads.

Short term use areas should not be used as overflow parking, such as any parking near the upper or lower washrooms/laundry and the Angel Pond drop off area (across from the lower washrooms).

Please see information below regarding overflow parking that we ask campers to use.

Overflow Parking Areas

  • Main Overflow parking lot near the tennis courts
  • Lower Overflow parking near the Dog Run/Septic Field (just off Grumbach Road at F-42)
  • Longhouse/water slide parking area
  • Small Area in ‘E-section’ at the top of Stevenson Road opposite the small playing field

Reminder – Disposing of Un-Wanted Items

The garbage bins are for normal household waste ONLY.

The following items must be taken to a transfer station and not left in or near the garbage bins:
– mattresses
– barbecues
– furniture (chairs and tables)
– propane canisters and bottles
– bicycles, toys, clothes etc
– metals of any kind

Do the right thing: take them out of the park and dispose of them responsibly at a transfer station or recycling depot. Doing anything else costs all of us.

The nearest transfer station to SLS is in Parksville at 860 Church Road, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, open most days (google Church Road Transfer Station for more information).

What can make a difference?
By recycling the items below, proceeds fund the Social Committee efforts to organize social events like dances, meat draws, ball tourneys, bingos, and kids events. AND they stay out of the landfill:
– beer and cooler (cans and glass bottles)
– pop (cans and glass bottles)
– wine (glass and boxes)
– liquor (glass and plastic bottles)
– water and juice (plastic and glass bottles, tetra packs)

With a little effort, we can keep ‘Our Springs’ and VI beautiful.

Updated Rules & Regulations Document

You will find an updated version of Spider Lake Springs Resort’s Rules & Regulations document under the Rules and Regulations Section http://spiderlakesprings.org/news/rules/

As a result of the logging on the perimeter of the Resort Section 6.19 has been added to Section Section 6. Campsite Improvements, Landscaping, and Structures

6.19 Fences erected on the perimeter of the park by license holder must be of cedar and must be 6 (six) feet in height above grade. License Holder must still get a permit from the Park Manager for construction.

Message from Al Mainprize regarding Fire Bans and Restrictions, June 23, 2019:

Spider Lake Springs is not currently under a campfire ban, however, the Coastal Fire Center has indicated we may be nearing restriction conditions. Campfire bans will be posted to the Spider Lake Springs Facebook Page and Website.

As soon as a campfire ban is on the horizon, SLS staff prepare to post a dozen large yellow and black ‘No Campfires’ throughout the park and engage campers to inform them of the situation.

Good sources of information regarding the current fire danger rating and any restrictions currently in place include the Bow Horn Bay Volunteer Fire Department’s website, the Wildfire Service website, and specific searches for recent news releases from The Coastal Fire Center, Errington Base. There is an infographic sign near the intersection of Horne Lake Road and Spider Lake Road with the current local restrictions and BHBVFD is very good at keeping it up-to-date.

Important 2019 Dates

The following dates are noteworthy:

May 15: Gate cards are deactivated for any overdue Maintenance and Hydro accounts, with an additional fee for reactivation.

May Long Weekend:   SLSCA AGM 10AM on Sunday of the long weekend at Lighthouse Community Centre.

May Long Weekend: All tarps must be removed from RVs, sheds, decks, etc. by this date.  Any that remain will be removed by staff at the license holder’s expense.

June 1: All sites must be cleaned up by this date.  This includes items such as cutting grass & weeds, raking up leaves, removal of unsightly clutter.  After this date, staff will do what is necessary to clean up sites at the license holder’s expense.

June 29: Waterslide Opens! (Provided it passes all required inspections).

October 15: Last day of the camping season. Ensure that your water is disconnected from the source.

October 16: Water is turned off and the lines blown out.

October 17 – November 15: Annual hydro meter reading. Those lot owners that require their meters to be read earlier must contact the manager or any staff member and it will be read ASAP.

Allan Mainprize, Manager, SLSR

2019 Owner Info Forms Due Now

All Campers: If you haven’t already done so, please ensure you complete a 2019 Owner Information Document and submit as soon as possible. This form can be found on the SLS website under Forms.

Allan Mainprize

Manager, SLSR

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Bear Sightings in Area, May 7, 2019

There have been bear sightings in the area, bear scat in the park, and most recently bear activity at the lower garbage dumpsters.  This is the annual reminder that we are in a wilderness area, and with the substantial changes to habitat resulting from the December windstorm we may have more visits from wildlife.  Please report all large animal wildlife encounters or sightings to staff or conservation as soon as they occur.

Allan Mainprize
Manager, SLSR