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Volunteers Welcome at Spring Broombusting Events

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Community volunteers are welcome to join Comox Valley Broombusters at two Cumberland broombusting events this spring! Bring your work gloves, knee pads and water. It is recommended that you wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and sturdy footwear. Tools, advice and refreshments will be provided.

  1. Saturday April 30, 2016, 9:30 to noon: Interchange of the Inland Highway and the Comox Valley Parkway – southeast quadrant (the section between the off-ramp if you were driving north and the highway). There is parking available at the Chinese and Japanese cemeteries parking area on Union Road and walk with caution to the site through the underpass. Reflective vests will be available since you’ll be working near the road, but if you have one, please bring it. You will be required to sign a MoTI Adopt a Highway waiver available at the site. No children please.
  2. Saturday, May 14, 2016,9:30 to noon: Coal Creek Historic Park, No. 1 Japanese Town. Meet at the gravel parking area at the base of the coal hills. The site is accessed off Comox Lake Road, marked by the red “No. 1 Japanese Town Historic Site” sign. For more information contact Kevin McPhedran. This cut has been rescheduled from May 28 due to early blooming.

The best time to cut broom in when it’s in bloom in late April or May. Cut at ground level, or below if possible, so the drought stressed plants will die in the summer’s heat. Find out more about removing broom.

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