Monday, February 25, 2013

Public firewood - Weekend of March 2-3

Public firewood will be available in the south Nanaimo area this upcoming weekend, hosted by the Clay Tree Society.

To find the site: Turn onto Cranberry Avenue from the Island Highway in Chase River and travel to where Cranberry turns into Extension Road. Take your first right on McKeon Way after you drive under the Parkway overpass. Posted signs should lead the way from McKeon Way.

Cutting permits: Permits will be sold on-site by the cord (approximately one pick-up truck box full) for $30 - cash only.

Safety gear: All individuals looking to cut firewood must come prepared with chainsaw pads/pants in good condition and sturdy, closed toe footwear suitable for wood cutting. Eye protection is strongly recommended. There will be a safety gear check required at the time of permit purchase.

Good luck and safe cutting.

Recreation Access Closure - Cameron Connector

The Cameron Connector road will be closed weekdays effective immediately for the next six weeks. The gate on this road off Highway 4 will be locked.
The Connector will be open for weekend access off Highway 4 Saturday and Sunday. 

Access is still available weekdays off CAM100 through the Cameron Glutch into the Cameron Valley.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Public Firewood - Weekend of February 23-24

Personal cut firewood will be available for a second weekend just off McKeon Way in south Nanaimo hosted again by the BC Boys Choir.  See last weekend's information for further details.

Firewood will cost $30 per load (1 load = 1 cord).

Safety equipment is required for cutting and a permit will not be issued unless it on hand and being used during the course of firewood cutting.

Safe cutting.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Public Firewood - Weekend of February 16-17

Our first weekend of firewood cutting in Nanaimo is upon us.  The BC Boys Choir hosts the personal firewood cutting this weekend off McKeon Way in south Nanaimo, just outside the community of Chase River. 

To find the site: Turn onto Cranberry Avenue from the Island Highway in Chase River and travel to where Cranberry turns into Extension Road.  Take your first right on McKeon Way after you drive under the Parkway overpass.  Posted signs should lead the way from McKeon Way.

Cutting permits: Permits will be sold on-site by the cord (approximately one pick-up truck box full) for $30 - cash only.

Safety gear:  All individuals looking to cut firewood must come prepared with chainsaw pads/pants in good condition and sturdy, closed toe footwear suitable for wood cutting.  Eye protection is strongly recommended.  There will be a safety gear check required at the time of permit purchase.   Good luck and safe cutting.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Public Firewood in Nanaimo - Weekend of February 16-17

Stay tuned for our first public firewood opening for 2013 planned for the South Nanaimo area.