By Barb McKay
Kincardine will establish a no watercraft zone at
Council agreed during its meeting April 16 to follow a staff recommendation to implement a zone at
Municipal recreation staff met with water sports enthusiasts and environmental advocates on several occasions last year to determine if the municipality should maintain its
“Our number one concern with everything is safety,” said recreation director Karen Kieffer. “The Blue Flag status has been a benefit to the municipality from an environmental standpoint and tourism standpoint.”
In terms of enforcing the zones, Kieffer said signs will be posted on the beach with the phone number for the recreation department so people can call if there is an issue. Ultimately, however, the municipality can’t do much to enforce the zones. Kieffer said she hopes the water sports and recreation community will help to ensure that the rules are followed.
“We hope there will be some kind of peer policing,” she said.
Council agreed to approve the plan for a no watercraft zone at
“We want to keep the Blue Flag status,” deputy mayor Anne Eadie said. “It’s a feather in our cap.”