Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of March 21-22

There will be three locations for firewood cutting this upcoming weekend.  Each are fundraiser programs for local community groups.

In Nanoose Bay: The Nanaimo Diamonds baseball team will be selling firewood permits at our Northwest Bay gate off the Island Highway.

In Qualicum:  The Parksville Fish and Game Club will be sellign firewood permits off of Hilliers Road South, near the intersection with Highway 4.  This is at a recently harvested area visible from Highway 4 & Highway 19.

In Chemainus:  The Cowichan Pipes and Drums group will be selling firewood permits at our Copper Canyon gate off of MacMillan Road.

These sites will open for permit sales at 9am and sales will end at 3pm.  Individuals will be allowed to continue cutting until 4pm.

A permit is valid for a truckload of firewood; each permit costs $30 cash.

In order to purchase a permit, you must demonstrate you have the correct safety gear with you as you travel in.  This includes stable, closed-toe footwear, eye protection and chainsaw pants/chaps.  Hearing protection is recommended.

You can travel in and out cutting up to three loads per day for personal use.

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