Mar 4, 2013 / 4:24 pm
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Penticton Indian Band, PIB, are cooperating on the clean-up of forest fuels in the community of Faulder.
The community protection project will involve the selective thinning of understory trees behind homes or crown land in the Faulder interface area. The intent is to reduce the risk of wildfire in the region by reducing the fuel hazard.
Once completed the project areas will more closely resemble some of the more open forested areas alaredy existing around Faulder.
"This project shows how government organizations and agencies can work cooperatively and support one another for the benefit of our communities,"said Chief Jonathan Kruger of the PIB. "It is hoped that their support will continue for futher inportant projects such as this, as there is so much more work yet to do."
The project is at no cost to the RDOS.
The PIB has scheduled a community meeting to present the project to Faulder and area residents, from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the basement of the Summerland Library.
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