2017 Broombuster Events in the Comox Valley

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Bev Agur  /  Email: bevagur@yahoo.ca

Community Cuts for Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Broombusters are planning community cuts at a variety of sites in the valley – in Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox and the CVRD. This website will be updated regularly or contact Bev at bevagur@yahoo.ca and you will receive regular emails of our plans for broombusting.  All cuts are 9:30-12:00.

Saturday, June 3 9:30-noon: Highway 19 / Comox Valley Parkway interchange We cut a lot of broom last year and will be continuing on in the quadrant closest to the visitor’s centre. There is a pull off area for parking on the Courtenay side of the highway (by the quadrant where we will be cutting) and also some parking on the other side of the road on the Cumberland side of the highway. Wherever you park, take care crossing the road. I’ll have reflective vests or you can bring your own. It’s difficult to see us from the parking area but be assured that we will be there! Sign in, grab some loppers and a vest if you don’t have one and look for our Broombuster sign along the side of the off ramp. Lots of big broom here.


Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9: 9:30 – noon
: Our last week of cutting broom along Ryan Road! We’ve cut lots and lots and lots of small to medium sized broom but there is still some left. We’ll be somewhere between Anderton Rd. and Crown Isle Blvd – just look for our sign!


June 10, Saturday 9:30 – noon
: No. 1 Japanese Town in Coal Creek Historic Park, Cumberland. Drive along Comox Lake Road and look for the signpost and our Broombuster sign. Turn left down the dirt road and there is parking by the coal hills. We have cut broom in this wonderful quiet park for the past 3 years. There are some small broom plants that have come up that will need attention.

 

 

COMPLETED CUTS in Comox Valley

May 6, Saturday  9:30 am – noon – along the green walkway that connects 20th street and Cumberland Road, just east of Arden Road. Park along 20th Street and look for the Broombusters signs.    22 people showed up!  Job completed.

May 8, Monday – May 12, Friday 9:30 am – noon – Northeast Woods. (walk along service road from the Torrence Road entrance. ) We’ll be cutting small broom that has sprouted in this area over the past 3 years.

If you haven’t been there before, drive to the end of Torrence Road past the Comox Public Works building. Park in the parking lot and then follow the service road past the yellow gate until you come to the big field. We’ll be cutting small broom that has sprouted up in the past 3 years so you might want to bring some hand pruners along.

May 13, Saturday 9:30 am – noon. Knight Road beginning at Kye Bay Road. We’ll be cutting broom along Knight Road and stacking it for chipping. I’ll have a supply of reflective vests but bring your own if you have one.

May 15, Monday 9:30 am – noon: Guthrie Road between the Public Works building and Brooklyn Elementary school. Park in the parking lot at the end of Torrence Rd. across from the Public Works building and walk along Guthrie to join us. Some big broom to cut here!

May 16, Tuesday 9:30 am – noon: Guthrie Road between Torrence Rd and Pritchard Road. Park in the parking lot at the end of Torrence Rd. across from the Public Works building. We’ll be starting at the Torrence end of this stretch and cutting small to medium sized broom that has come up in the past few years.

May 17, Wednesday 9:30 – noon: McDonald Road at Inverclyde Way. Turn onto MacDonald from Guthrie and park where the road dead ends. We’ll cut broom along the greenway. When we are finished we’ll move on to the Sheraton greenway so if you are late in arriving you might look for us there – go the other direction on MacDonald and turn right onto Sheraton.

May 18, Thursday 9:30 – noon:  north side of Ryan Road towards Anderton. Look for Gerry’s green truck! Lots and lots of little broom so bring hand pruners if you have them.

May 19, Friday 9:30 – noon: Knight Road. We cut lots of broom on Saturday starting at Lazo Road and would like to finish this stretch. Park carefully on the airport side of the road – it’s easy to see where we left off cutting!

May 20, Saturday 9:30 – noon: Join us on the north side of Ryan Road working from Anderton Rd. back towards Crown Isle Blvd. There are lots of small to medium sized plants that have come up in the past 4 years. Let’s see how much we can clear in a morning!

Monday May 22 9:30 – noon: Moore Rd. at the top of the trail up from Goose Spit (AKA Nob Hill Greenway) Moore Rd. is very narrow with no space for parking so park on Mulholland and walk along the short trail to Moore Rd, turn left and you’ll find us at the end of the road. I’m attaching a map to make this a bit clearer.

 

Tuesday May 23rd – Friday May 26th 9:30 – noon: Ryan Road We’ll keep working our way along the north side of Ryan Road. There is lots of small broom to cut.

Saturday May 27th 9:30 – noon: Highway 19 / Comox Valley Parkway interchange We cut a lot of broom last year and will be continuing on in the quadrant closest to the visitor’s centre. There is a pull off area for parking on the Courtenay side of the highway (by the area where we will be cutting) and also some parking on the other side of the road on the Cumberland side of the highway. Wherever you park, take care crossing the road. I’ll have reflective vests or you can bring your own.

Monday, May 29th – Friday June 2nd 9:30 am – noon: We’ll be back on Ryan Road. We’re making good progress cutting broom that has come up in the past 3 years but it is a long stretch of road to cover! Join us any day – just look for the Broombuster sign on the north side of the road.