It was a picture perfect evening at Arosa Ranch to watch a movie under the stars. Thank you to all that came out and for Thomas and Maya of Arosa Ranch for hosting the evening event.
Thanks to its designation as a regional park, the Jamie Soule Memorial Park is receiving tremendous support from Area A Director, Mark Pendergraft. The first stage in future development is the installation of a permanent outhouse. Excavation and installation is anticipated to take place next month. We’ll be inviting volunteers to help with swamping (assisting excavator with digging and leveling), tamping, and other general tasks. Stay tuned for more information on dates.
Even more exciting news! Mark Pendergraft has informed the JSMP Working Group that there will be significantly more RDOS funding available for additional infrastructure projects at the park in 2024. Responses gathered from the May 2023 park survey are helping direct decision-making regarding this opportunity.
Residents and businesses of the South Okanagan really stepped up to help out during the Eagle Bluff Wildfire that roared into Canada from the U.S. last month.
One business owner held a “flash tattoo fundraiser,” donating proceeds to the fire departments.
British Columbia is experiencing its worst wildfire season in recorded history, and the impact has been disastrous.
Over 140 wildfires remain out of control in this province.
After experiencing the Inkameep Wildfire just two years ago, mountain residents know firsthand the feeling of helplessness that occurs when the community is threatened by wildfire.
The presence of well-trained firefighters and the support of our neighbouring communities made all the difference during our fire on the mountain, and helped us get through the worst.
By Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue – Wildlife Safety Program
One careless act can result in a forest fire that destroys wildlife habitat, homes and personal property, and, in the worst case, could take the life of someone we care about.
Cigarette butts are not only a serious fire risk but are one of the most littered man-made products on the planet.
Orange Evening by Diane Pelle
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Local public schools are officially back in session starting Tuesday September 5th! With more and more young families calling the mountain home all the time, here are a few friendly reminders as we get back into the swing of things:
The recent Eagle Bluff Wildfire, which began in the U.S. in Oroville, Washington, is an example of how quickly a wildfire can ignite and spread in a very short time.
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department and Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society want to remind us that we must be very cautious as to activities that may start a fire. Forest fuels are extremely dry and will easily ignite a fire which could rapidly spread and be difficult to contain.