The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Area C and Líl̓wat Nation have prepared a joint management plan the new Riverside Wetlands/ Ském’em Community Park.

The 91-acre, southern portion of what is know as the Bathtub Trail zone has been renamed Riverside Wetlands/Ském’en Park to reflect the co-management of the area. Ském’en an Ucwalmícwts word that means “to dig edible roots” — the traditional use of the lowland area of the park. The park will offer not only recreation opportunities but serve Lílwat culture by providing a place for cedar root and edible plant gathering. The map at the top of this post was created by Lílwat Cultural Technician Johnny Jones and marks the cultural uses of the area.

To lean more about the plan, a draft of the plan can be downloaded here:

The 91-acre, southern portion of what is know as the Bathtub Trail zone has been renamed Riverside Wetlands/Ském’en Park to reflect the co-management of the area. Ském’en an Ucwalmícwts word that means “to dig edible roots” — the traditional use of the lowland area of the park. The park will offer not only recreation opportunities but serve Lílwat culture by providing a place for cedar root and edible plant gathering. The map at the top of this post was created by Lílwat Cultural Technician Johnny Jones and marks the cultural uses of the area.

To learn more about the plan, a draft of the plan can be downloaded here: https://lilwat.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Draft-Riverside-Management-Plan.pdf

The SLRD And Lílwat have developed a survey for community feedback on the plan. The online survey, which closes May 1,  will take approximately 1 minute (Really!). To fill out the survey please click: http://www.slrd.bc.ca/parksurvey#

More background on the project please click: http://www.slrd.bc.ca/inside-slrd/current-projects-initiatives/riverside-wetlandssk%C3%A9m%E2%80%99em-community-park