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Canadian Junior Rangers Pay It Forward in Cumberland

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The 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group spent three days working in Cumberland parks and trails in partnership with the Cumberland Centennial Rotary Club, the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society and the Village of Cumberland.

While attending their inaugural summer camp held in the Comox Valley, the Junior Canadian Rangers conducted “Pay It Forward” community volunteer service to contribute to their host communities. Rangers from across western Canada – from the Ontario/Manitoba border west to the BC Coast – spent time working in

With the Ranger’s primarily based in small, remote communities, the aim of the program is to develop community minded young adults with the lessons learned from the camp being the value of hard work in support of not-for-profit organizations. While in the area, the Ranger’s also took advantage of local opportunities to take part in compass and GPS navigation, mountain biking, kayaking, and marksmanship activities.

On July 19, 2015, in partnership with the Cumberland Centennial Rotary Club, the Ranger’s assisted with brushing and clearing of the Orchard at the west end of Camp Road, improving the accessibility of the park and opening the space up for public use. With the role as Orchard stewards, the Rotarians thank the Ranger’s for their amazing job well done and look forward to future partnerships.

On July 24, 2015, in tandem with the Village of Cumberland, the Ranger’s helped brush Porky’s Path and trail connecting west to the Orchard, and the Wellington Colliery rail-trail in Coal Creek Historic Park. Overgrown no more, the cleared trails increase accessibility and public safety for residents and visitors alike on these popular pathways.

And finally on July 25, 2015 the Ranger’s teamed up with the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society to undertake maintenance and repairs to facilities at Cumberland Lake Park and Campground, including repairing stairs, retaining walls and brushing trails. As the Wilderness Society continues to make improvements to the park, the contributions of the Rangers were greatly appreciated!

On behalf of the Village, the Cumberland Centennial Rotary Club and the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society, a big thank you the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group for your contributions to our community!

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