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Heritage Park Icestorm Recovery
January 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Heritage Park (and most of Mission and Abbotsford) were decimated by the recent ice storm. While the city crews and other personnel attend to repairing civic infrastructure, we’re working to repair Heritage Park. Our aim is to reopen the trails that have now been completely closed by the hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands of trees that have fallen in the park and the adjacent land where our trails reside.
If there’s enough support, we’d like to extend the effort to clearing in the park as well. This is a call-out to all trail lovers in Mission and area – foot, wheel or otherwise powered.
We’ll be running chainsaws with properly trained volunteers but need dozens more people that can remove the debris once the cutting is done. After that, we’ll be hosting more trail days to restore the trail surfaces as they are likely in bad shape.
Meet at the Heritage Park School Parking Lot (back corner by the park). Lunch will be provided. Bring your own hand tools – we’ll have some, but the more the merrier. We can’t allow unauthorized chainsaw use due to liability for our formal efforts. This is open to the public so we need to be cautious and ensure safety – fallen trees can be extremely hazardous.