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Posted: April 21, 2022

Vanquishing the last of Eager Hill’s derelict barbwire fencing

Your opportunity to enhance our natural world is April 23

On June 27 and September 26 of 2021, in the Eager Hill vicinity of the Cranbrook Community Forest, intrepid volunteers (16 and eight strong) from the Cranbrook Community Forest Society, Kootenay Orienteering Club, and East Kootenay Backcountry Horsemen removed 1.5 kilometres of ugly derelict barbwire from our East Kootenay landscape, wire strands never more to snare humans, horses, nor wildlife alike.

On April 23 (Saturday), early-rising nature-loving off-the-couch activists have an ace springtime opportunity to join volunteers from the aforementioned societies and vanquish the remaining barbwire; for specifics as to time, place (*traffic safety caution), and personal gear required, visit HERE and register in advance via the telephone contact numbers provided. Abandoned barbwire spooling is a sure cure for chronic debilitating eco-anxiety.

With no ambush barbwire lying in wait, Eager Hill will be safer for those racing orienteers competing in the great Canadian Rockies Orienteering Festival, July 1 to 10.

Lead image: Kootenay Orienteering Club President Chris Bullock severs derelict barbwire strands as canine Ozzy serves on bear patrol in the Eager Hill vicinity, Cranbrook Community Forest. Dan Hicks photo

Submitted by Dan Hicks

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