Spring Cleanup CANCELLED for May 25

Due to the rain that is forecast today, the Spring cleanup at the Summit Centre has been cancelled. We will advise everyone once we determine an alternate date.

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May 25, Yard Refuse Disposal 2019 – OMEI Wapiti Pit

We would like to thank Ron Palmer and Osoyoos Mountain Estates for working with us to find a location to collect yard refuse.

The site is to be used for the disposal of materials to aid in FireSmarting your property.  Examples of materials accepted are:

  • Grass, leaves, needles etc.
  • Brush, branches etc.

Please Note:

  • Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
  • NO construction debris is to be brought in.
  • Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.

A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The hours of operation are 10:00am to 12:00pm. The site is located on Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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Summer Photos

Click on the following link to see member submitted photos

2019 Photos

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Spring Market on the Mountain

Hello fellow Anarchist Mountain residents.

I just wanted to thank all those who attended the first Spring Market; I hope that this is the beginning of an annual event.  The vendors were very pleased with the turnout and we all had a fabulous day!  I also wanted to thank my partner in planning this event – Brenda Arychuk who created the awesome poster and helped handle the media side too.  As usual my husband, Walter, put up the highway signs (it’s a dicey job) and cleaning the Summit Centre plus whatever else needed doing. 

Thanks to the AMCS for publicizing the  Spring Market . 

Hope to see you all at the Summer Market (the big one) on Sun Aug 4th. 

Sincerely, Alice Zinowki

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Spring Cleanup Rescheduled to May 25

Due to the rain that is forecast over the next few days and the fact that it is the Victoria Day Long Weekend, we have decided to reschedule the Summit Centre Cleanup until May 25 from 10am to 12pm. We hope you all enjoy your long weekend, and we hope to see you on May 25th.

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Information concerning the current fire season

Posted from the AMFD website

Tue May 14th, 2019

FIRE DANGER RATING IS AT LEVEL 4

With the extremely dry conditions currently, we would like to ask that all area residents cease any outdoor burning. Although an official fire ban is not yet in place, we would like to remind everyone that you are responsible for any fires you undertake and may be liable for any costs involved should fire services be required to extinguish them.

Urs Grob
Fire Chief
Anarchist Mountain Fire Department

Please read and follow these regulations to keep you and all your neighbors safe

Venting Index – Look for Okanagan and the appropriate time

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/epdpa/venting/

RDOS Emergency Operations Centre – Information on wildfires and what you can do to prepare yourself in the event of a wildfire in the RDOS

https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/

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May 11, Yard Refuse Disposal 2019 – OMEI Wapiti Pit

We would like to thank Ron Palmer and Osoyoos Mountain Estates for working with us to find a location to collect yard refuse.

The site is to be used for the disposal of materials to aid in FireSmarting your property.  Examples of materials accepted are:

  • Grass, leaves, needles etc.
  • Brush, branches etc.

Please Note:

  • Items being brought in bags, boxes, etc. are to be emptied and the containers taken away.
  • NO construction debris is to be brought in.
  • Any abuse of the site will result in its immediate closure.

A member of AMCS/FireSmart committee will open and close the site and also monitor the origin and material coming into the site.

The hours of operation are 10:00am to 12:00pm. The site is located on Wapiti.  Turn onto Wapiti and take the first road to the right.

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Community Wildfire Preparedness Day 2019 Update

Welcome to the  annual Anarchist Mountain Community Wildfire Awareness Day on Saturday, May 4.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday morning, May 4, for the Community Wildfire Awareness Day (FireSmart).  The Summit Center will be open at 9:30 am for you to browse materials and tools available to rent, all meant to help you work and protect your buildings and property.

Presentations

Presentations will start promptly at 10:00 am, to be repeated every half hour.  Bright coloured signs will be posted on the outside walls of the Summit Center to help you know where to gather.  Please note that we have invited each speaker for their experience and expertise.  They are not involved in policy formulation.

Sign In

Please sign in at the FireSmart table when you arrive.   There are good reasons to do so:

  1. Your participation is measured and helps us as a community tor certify next year for FireSmart  accreditation.
  2. You can come back to the FireSmart table and modify your sign in to ask for further follow-up such as a property inspection or any other information we can help you with.

As you have seen from the AMCS website and other media sites, there is a lot more attention to FireSmart this year due to a couple of difficult fire seasons recently as well as the dryness we are experiencing this spring.  Our Fire Depart has already been required to attend to  two calls this spring where a landowner was burning off debris on their property, only to lose control   of the fire and require intervention.  No expert this spring is willing to make a prediction on wildfires his year, but one thing is clear:  homeowners can help themselves  when a wildfire presents itself. 

2019 Fire Season

Come out on Saturday to see how you can help yourself to better protect your property and buildings.  And remember, FiireSmart activities are those that must be done, not just one year, but every year following.  This is process rather than destination.

(PS  Hopefully It won’t snow like when the media crew arrived…..)

Regards, Helen

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RDOS Highways contract changing hands

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_256517ac-ea2d-11e8-9285-77148a0aef61.html

http://www.acciona.ca/pressroom/news/2019/march/bc-highways-agreement/

To contact ACCIONA Canada, call 1-866-222-4204

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FireSmart Committee Media Attention

On April 27th a video crew with BC FireSmart, as well as Global News and local newspaper reporters, made their way up the mountain to interview participants and take videos of various homes that exemplify the FireSmart program. They also viewed the Wapiti Pit yard refuse site, Summit Centre, Fire Department Wildfire training and the Open House BBQ at the firehall. Listed below are various links to the videos and articles that were published

https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/1514484803879/?jwsource=em

The information regarding the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department starts approximately 2:49 into above video

Osoyoos Today Article

What can happen if you start a wildfire

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