Community Broom Cuts
Thank you volunteers for a great year!
To view cuts of previous years:
2011 2010 2009 2008
Sooke - Whiffen Spit Broom
Cut - May 23, 2009
In May of 2007 Juan de Fuca Community Trails Society working
with the District of Sooke held a Broom Bash on the Whiffen
Spit. As Sooke is ground zero for broom we thought it
fitting. The event was a great success. People had fun,
much broom was removed and the wild roses given breathing
space. The group agreed with the District of Sooke to do a
follow up sweep this year. The event was held Saturday
May 23 2009.
Port Alberni Cut
Middle School Earth Day 2008
are listed 2009
"Cut Broom in Bloom" Cuts
- Mission Accomplished
Thank you everyone!
Island Broom Cuts - June 2 - June 8, 2009
Monday and Thursday (June 1 &4) – 6:30-8:15.
Parksville Coombs Interchange Exit 51 where
Hwy 19 crosses Alberni Hwy; and Allsbrook Road.
Tuesday - Allsbrook Center is cutting broom
around their business center!
Saturday 10:00-12:00 Bowser. Dunsmuir Community Park.
On Horne Lake Road at Railroad Tracks
Saturday 10:00-12:00 Qualicum Beach. Near
Airport / Bennett & Rupert
Sunday 10-12:00. Courtenay. Exit 117 from Island Hwy
19. Turn left under highway toward Cumberland.
First cut in Courtnenay
Broom Cuts - May 29-31, 2009
Friday, May 29 Broombash down at the Parksville Flats.
Meet at the parking lot on Shelly Road at 9:00. If you
come late, look for the group on the west side of Englishman
River estuary, along the western edge of the forest/tidal
• Saturday – May 30. 9:30 –
12:00. Parksville Interchange. Exit 46 on Island
Hwy. Park at the Weigh Station. Cutting along Interchange
& Kaye Road.
• Saturday – May 30. 10:00 –
12:00. Qualicum Beach Airport at Bennett Road
& Rupert Road.
• Sunday - May 31, 12-4:00 Family Day
in Qualicum Beach
• Parksville Interchange
Exit 51 where Hwy 19 crosses Alberni Hwy; and
Allsbrook Road. Monday and Thursday (June 1
&4) – 6:30-8:15. Businesses and individuals
are cutting at other times as well.
May 23 - Sat Qualicum Beach Dog Park - 10-12:00.
Dog Park on Bennitt Road across from Airport. Everyone
• May 23 - Sat, Coombs 2:30-4:30. Station
Road and Alberni Hwy
• May 24 - Sun Bowser 12-2:00 Ferndowne
Rd. & Hwy. 19A (intersection with
E&N RR tracks on the South side of Shaw's Hill).
• May 25 - Mon. Errington Rd at Grafton.
Broom Cuts - May 15-18, 2009
Saturday - May 16. Coombs. Ford Rd and Station Road.
• The Big Community Cut at the Qualicum Beach
Old Land Fill – Sunday, May 17, 11:00-2:00 At
the upper end of Qualicum Road (off Rupert Road. Volunteers
have started cutting down the huge field of broom from
the old land fill at the upper end of Qualicum Road
(off Rupert Road). This is more fun than you can imagine.
We are clearing about 7 acres of broom this season.
Feel the power! Fun guaranteed or your money back. You
are welcome to join that effort any time. If you need
tools, email or call Joanne 250-752-4816.
Broom Cuts - May 5-11, 2009
• Errington – Parksville- Friday
May 8, 9:00 – 2:00 Alberni Hwy between Church
Road and Errington Road. The volunteers from
Katimavik are returning to finish Alberni Hwy! Feel
free to join us. There is broom aplenty.Katimavik, Canada’s
youth volunteer-service program (www.katimavik.org)
If you don't see us, turn down Errington Road to find
• Errington - Errington Road.
Saturday 12 - 1:30.
• Qualicum Beach Land Fill – Sunday,
11-1:00. Volunteers have started cutting down the huge
field of broom from the old land fill at the upper end
of Qualicum Road (off Rupert Road). The broom has covered
7 acres of the landfill! You are welcome to join that
effort any time. If you need tools, email or call Joanne
Broom Cuts - May 1-4, 2009
• Errington – Parksville- Friday 9:00
– 2:00 Alberni Hwy between Church Road and Errington
Road. We are being helped by a volunteer
group of young people from Katimavik, Canada’s
youth volunteer-service program (www.katimavik.org)
and Wwoofers (www.wwoof.ca). We thank them!
• Bowser -
May 2, (Sat.) 12 - 2:00 pm, Dunsmiur Node
(Horne Lake Rd at the RR tracks)
May 3, (Sun.) 12 - 2:00 pm, the top of Kenmuir
Rd. at Leon Rd.
• Qualicum Beach Land Fill– Volunteers
have started cutting down the huge field of broom
from the old land fill at the upper end of Qualicum
Road (off Rupert Road). The broom has covered 7 acres
of the landfill! You are welcome to join that effort
is still cutting!
Broom Cuts - April 25 - 27, 2009
Parksville –Monday, April
27 - 2:00–4:00 Across
from the Visitor’s Center area
• Qualicum Beach – At the old landfill on
Qualicum Road – About 8 acres of broom
and spreading! Group cuts there will be arranged soon.
(Turn off Rupert – away from ocean.) You can cut
that broom anytime you want! If you need a lopper, email
or call Joanne. We have started – join in the
fun. *If you know someone who does not believe that
Scotch broom is a problem, take him here! It is a sight
• Coombs – Saturday April 25: Downtown Coombs
- 12:00 – 2:00
On Alberni Hwy across from Station Road and
the Fair grounds. Visit the OCEANSIDE GARDEN SHOW -
and then come cut some broom! Urbarn Farming: Beauty
& Bounty Entwined OCEANSIDE
GARDEN SHOW Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April
26, 2009 Coombs Fairgrounds -10 am to 3 pm
is cutting broom beside their school for two weeks,
April 27 - May 5