2018 Broombusting Events in Powell River
Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Services
City of Powell River B.C.
Community Cuts in Powell River
Please pile it on the roads edge. Cut low at ground level & at your own pace but most of all have fun! If your looking for more sites try a block radius of your own home & take pictures to send to Terry Peters at email@example.com for our wall of fame!
Cuts for 2018
May 26, Saturday. group cut will again be at Hemlock St. to Timberlane for 10:00 am including the connector if enough people show up.
May 27 is a cover your tracks day! We need a scan of the Dump hill to the townsite, Wildwood Hill, Townsite old Hospital site, back of Cranberry lake, upper Toba St. & any straggling broom plants you see. Just like picking up litter!
May 26 – Saturday. Remember the Invasive Species drop off is happening once again at the Old Transfer Site on Marine Ave 9:00 am -4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am June 2nd at the top end of Hemlock St to finish it off for the season. If you haven’t got your T shirt I will have them there if you would like to meet me.
Completed Cuts of 2018
May 5. Broom Busters season kick off starts May 5th at Timberlane Park in conjunction with Community Wildfire Preparedness initiatives. Time is 11-2 with venders and fun for the whole family!
May 12 – Saturday. This weekend’s group cut is going to focus on the Townsite behind Henderson School on Hemlock St. on the public pathway. There will be a Broom Busters sign on site & start time is 10:00 am for a few hours or as along as you like because we are all volunteers and every bit helps. Bring your loppers, gloves, visi-vest & I will have a few spare sets available.
May 16, Saturday, Hemlock St. 10:00 a.m. Townsite behind Henderson School on Hemlock St. on the public pathway. There will be a Broom Busters sign on site & start time is 10:00 am for a few hours or as along as you like because we are all volunteers and every bit helps. Bring your loppers, gloves, visi-vest & I will have a few spare sets available.
May 17, Sunday. 10:00 a.m. near the Woodgrove apartments 4580 Joyce Ave.
NEWS from Powell River
FYI invasive disposal options this year are the next 2 weekends May 12th & 26th from 9-4pm at the old waste transfer site near Willingdon Beach. Or Broom only will be picked up by the City crews afterwards if you contact myself with a location of the drop off point prior to doing so. Again, this is only in the City limits & if your outside the City Boundary let me know & we will work something out because no one will be left out!
This year broom busting will cutting with students from a variety of schools, learn to cut broom and make invasive species a life time initiative. Contact Fire Chief Terry Peters to organize a class or group cut at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Get your T-Shirts! Powell River broom busters are cutting in style. We have authentic Powell River Broom Busters t-shirt for sale. Again contact Chief Peters to get yours.
-Got Broom? Let us know this years sites for group cuts so far we will be at the Wildwood hill, Henderson School, Tla’amin, City parks, Cranberry lake & of course all last years sites for potential regrowth.
-The Burn Boss has arrived! On site incineration is possible, so if you have invasive plants contact the Regional District or the City Parks Department to work out a plan for an invasive free neighborhood.
-Powerline Cutting is underway! BC Hydro along with Brookfield Power are hard at work on Lot 450 with a commitment to combat broom. A great effort from our Corporate friends is much appreciated!