Just received a press release from CRD Parks, with a warning about one of the local lakes. Over a million people make use of Elk/Beaver Lake Park during the year. If you're planning to enjoy a quiet winter day paddling here, check out the news from Anne-Marie Marchi:
625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7
Public Service Announcement
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2013
Blue Green Algae Bloom Advisory at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
CRD Regional Parks is advising park visitors of the presence of blue-green algae bloom at Elk and Beaver lakes. Visitors are advised to avoid areas near the visible blue-green sheen, which appears as surface scum. Pet owners are advised to keep animals on a leash and prevent them from drinking or swimming in either lake. Please visit www.crd.bc.ca/parks for updates or contact our office at 250.478.3344.