Dec 23, 2018, 8:00 pm, update on storm damage

The park is still without power, and there remains no timeline for its restoration.  Spider Lake Road has been cleared of trees and is open.  The gate will remain open until Hydro crews have repaired the downed lines in D-section.

Many emails have been answered and, as previously mentioned, any campers with specific concerns can contact me directly at slsmanager2@gmail.com and I will reply as soon as possible.

Over the next two days, as staff and myself, take time for the holiday and our families, be assured that I will still answer emails, and note all concerns. I know ‘The Springs’ is many people’s happy place and we are working hard to keep it that way.

If you haven’t heard from me personally, it means your structure(s) have likely not suffered serious damage.  Every site in the park has been impacted, some with just bits of tree debris, and others considerably more.  We have made two nearly complete passes of the park and believe we have seen all of the major damage and contacted those site owners.  It is entirely possible that we have missed things, I really hope we haven’t, but the park is over 60 acres.  There are still sites in the closed section (D-24 to D-37) that we have been unable to fully inspect, I do apologize to those site owners but can not put anyone at risk until BC Hydro has repaired the lines and cleared the trees.

I have not contacted campers with fence, tarp, or gazebo damage, but will be doing so starting on Boxing day.  We will be clearing any fallen trees from sites and hauling away branches but can not rake up small debris.  Please consider that if we spend just 5 minutes per site, it adds up to over 25 hours to complete the park, not including common areas.  Clean-up is going to take a considerable amount of time.

I will be compiling a list of all of the compromised trees in the park that require professional removal.  These are any trees that have not fallen but have damaged root systems which no longer effectively anchor them to the ground, there are many.

I want to wish everyone a good holiday, and send my thoughts to anyone still without power at home.

Allan Mainprize
Manager, SLSR