News from Kamloops

January 18, 2016

Wildfire Reduction Work

Kamloops, B.C. - As part of the continuing efforts by the City of Kamloops' Natural Resources Department to reduce potential forest fires, crews will be performing a clean-up in Kenna Cartwright nature park. This will involve removing dead pine beetle trees, removing dead lower limbs from live trees and thinning some of the thicker stands. This material will be piled and burned to reduce the risk of fires.

The area affected will be above Ponderosa trail in the area of Big Pine trail. Park users are asked to use alternative routes, be aware of machinery working, and obey requests from personnel in the area. The work will begin today and is expected to last one week.

For further information, residents can contact 250-828-3317.

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Media Contacts:
Kirsten Wourms, Nature Park Crew Leader
City of Kamloops
250-214-5501
kwourms@kamloops.ca


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