2022 Broombusting Events in Powell River

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Community Cuts in Powell River

June 11, Saturday.  10:00.  Mcleod Rd near Valley Builders in Paradise Valley.

Message from Terry Peters, Fire Chief:
Cutting in Powell River this year is in full motion & we are focusing on “social distant group cuts” at least a “Broom” handle away from each other (pardon the pun).  

If that still scares you, then absolutely please focus on cutting areas you have done in the past to make sure no re-growth is present or find a new patch to call your own and remember to cut low so no stem is showing. 

 We have been making good progress over the last few years so if you see a plant Lop it! Remember every large plant can produce approximately 18,000 seeds.

The powerlines any place inside or outside of City boundaries are a 100% lop a drop zone.

 Group cut schedules are mainly focused at the Manson Connector above the Penticton Trails accessible from the Toba Street fire gate. Every Saturday starting at 10:00 am for only a few hours. Spare loppers to lend will be on site. Bring gloves, a good pair of shoes & long sleeve shirts are always recommended.

May 15th will be our “Fire Smart Cut” please show up to meet the local Fire Smart Crews and talk about the communities fire mitigation efforts from past, present & future. There are prizes to those cutting Broom! All is taking place as the Top of Toba Street on the trail above the Fire Gate starting at 10:00 am till noon.

 Cuts of interest are clearing the Highway from Saltery Bay to Lund. Tremendous efforts have stated this year already as the bloom was just starting so if you see anything and it is safe to do so, please give it a lop! Single or small plants can be left but large piles you will need to contact Fire Chief Terry Peters at tpeters@powellriver.ca.

 Help us to achieve a Scotch Broom Free community and be part of a solution for eliminating invasive species and securing our Fire Smart goals. The solution is you! Sign up to be part of the team by contacting Chief Peters.   

Thank you & always stay safe.
Terry Peters

Fire Chief / Director of Emergency Services

City of Powell River


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

Make plans for cut broom removal before you cut!  Unfortunately, MOTI is not able to remove broom cut on the highways.  If you contact Broombusters in advance, sometimes we can help.  At the very least, we can offer advice on cut broom disposal.  To be a Broombuster, contact Broombusters first!  Cut at your own risk. Be safe and have fun!