Friday, May 25, 2012

Firewood Opportunities Approaching Fire Season

Weekend personal-cut and use firewood is available at sites in Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Duncan and Port Alberni.
With the warmer, drier weather approaching, weekend cutting is expected to close for the summer months in the near future.  Current sites noted for personal cut firewood will be opened on a day-to-day basis weather dependant.  Permits typically cost $30 (cash) and will only be sold to those who can present appropriate safety equipment in good condition:  chainsaw pants, eye protection, hearing protection and stable footwear.

In Nanaimo, The Chase River Elementary Parent Advisory Committee will be hosting firewood across from the intersection of Extension Road and White Rapids Road. The Nanaimo Boxing Club is hosting firewood cutting off Nanaimo Lakes Road at approximately 5km, on NL_47.

In Nanoose Bay, the gate attendant at NorthWest Bay will provide you with cutting options and permit.

In Port Alberni, firewood opening exist along Bamfield Road with permits available through Darlene Clark of the Alberni Fish and Game Club at 250.724.4657 or 778.421.1947.

In Duncan, firewood is still available at 4890 Waters Road.

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