Letters: Let us enjoy camping

Sooke resident does not like CRD's idea of camping

With regard to your story on the CRD taking over control of the Sooke Potholes Campground from the now financially lame TLC: this development is a bit of a nail-biter. The traditional CRD idea of camping, is camping between dawn and dusk only, with no fires allowed, no smoking allowed, and no alcoholic beverages allowed.

CRD Parks, due to the narrow-minded, personally-slanted policies of the CRD board – offer basically nothing to anyone beyond Puritan hikers, foot traffic picnic people and mountain bikers (and even they have to get out before they slam the gates just because the sun went down).

The CRD would completely ruin a campsite if left to manage it – a place people go to actually get away from all the over-regulation in the populated areas.

Hopefully if the negotiations work out with the T’Sou-ke First Nation to manage the campground, “all” responsible campers can enjoy the campsite next season – not just the campers the CRD would approve of.

Garnet Saunders

Sooke

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