2017 Broombusting Events in Powell River

Contact

Terry Peters
Email: tpeters@cdpr.bc.ca
Office: 604-485-4431
Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Services
City of Powell River B.C.

Community Cuts in Powell River

Every Saturday in May at 10:00 am there will be a group broom busting event. Contact Terry Peters at tpeters@powellriver.ca for details & location.

Saturday 10:00 cuts:  May 27 & June 3 & June 10.  This & next weekend busting sites are at Marlatt St, Park Ave & Church St. Including the Cranberry Lake Trail.   Targeted Areas:  -Marlatt & Park Ave including the Park  -Between Timberlane & Brooks school.

Please pile it on the roads edge. Cut low & 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 attpeters@cdpr.bc.ca<mailto:tpeters@cdpr.bc.ca> for our wall of fame!

 

COMPLETED EVENTS:

April 22, Saturday, Earthday is our kick off for Invasive Species Awareness at #1 Fire Station located at 6965 Courtenay St. Powell River at 11:30 am.

Videos from broombusters.org will be shown with popcorn & hotdogs to enjoy the show! Wrap up will include Powell Rivers 1st Broombuster event where everyone will be welcome go bust some broom in bloom within the community!

May 13 at the old waste transfer site near Willingdon  Beach.

May 20: 10:00 am.  4300 block Joyce Ave
This weekend’s group cut will be at the vacant lot across the street from the old Max Cameron School 4300 block Joyce Ave. 10:00 am.  As usual dress for the weather with good shoes and bring your loppers if you have them, if not we have spares! If you don’t feel like cutting, that is good too as we always need stackers to make it easy for the City crews to pick up the piles. It would also be nice to get a group photo so bring your best smile.

Remember, you can cut anytime while Broom is in Bloom and the City workers are committed to pick it up if we pile it. Saying that, this is only for pre-arranged sites from our group so contact myself for those arrangements or you can certainly take part in the May 27th free drop off for invasive species event at the old waste transfer site near Willingdon Beach from 9-4 pm

“Scotch Broom is a volatile flash fuel – particularly with the mature plants. The presence of Scotch broom will increase a wildfire’s fuel load and escalate the fire’s intensity, compromising fire situations and making them more difficult to fight.”

Terry Peters – Fire Chief of Powell River