As a resident of the Summer Village of Half Moon Bay, over the years, we have been very outspoken to the counties of Red Deer and Lacombe regarding the facilities at the end of Range Road 21 and the unofficial boat launch which has developed there.
I would like to thank Red Deer County for their understanding of the problems with garbage, vandalism and toilet facilities. This summer they have provided garbage removal and clean up on a regular basis, even though they have no tax base in the area.
As a boater myself, I understand the problems facing the boating community, and have had conversations with people using the road. It is apparent that most of the people there are from either Sylvan Lake or Red Deer. The many letters to the editor are evident of the frustration of these people at the lack of proper facilities for boat launching and spending a nice day on the lake with family or friends.
In addition to the lack of a proper boat launch, once you are on the lake there are no washroom facilities which can be accessed by boat, which leaves the few flat sandy areas where there are trees to be used for this purpose.
It appears clear that this problem should be resolved and while I realize that there are studies presently being conducted, I urge the various authorities to come to an early resolution in creating a facility on the south end of the lake, in order for the lake to be kept clean and useful for recreation for years to come.
Half Moon Bay