Beach area gone to seed

Editor:

My/Our City by the Sea… is unkempt and uncared-for.

Editor:

My/Our City by the Sea… is unkempt and uncared-for.

My husband and I went down to the beach area on the weekend for a walk, now that summer seems to have arrived. We always enjoy seeing what’s new and poking around the back lanes and streets just off the beaten path.

However, when we got to the beach itself, we were blown away by just how unkempt the grassy areas along West Beach and the tracks were.

There is a huge stand of weeds that have gone to seed and look like giant puff balls, blowing their seeds all over the grass on both sides of the promenade. Under the railing on both sides of the tracks, it hasn’t been touched and is full of weeds.

We walked further and noticed brambles are encroaching on the little paths through the weeds to the beach itself. The little pockets of natural grass are way too high to see over, if you want to sit on the grass.

Is this what we want to present to those who come to enjoy our beautiful Semiahmoo Bay? Where is the parks department? Now that we can’t use herbicides, do we just let weeds grow rampant? Is this just part of the laissez-fair attitude that seems to prevail at the beach?

There’s more to beach maintenance than just mowing the grass every now and again.

Wendy Boyes, White Rock

 

 

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