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General News · 5th July 2021
Shaun Koopman
Cortes Islanders

I am happy to announce that the SRD has received funding through the FireSmart Economic Recovery grant. For Cortes Island, this grant will allocate approximately $180,000 to fund:

•FireSmart Renovations for the Gorge Hall, Whaletown Firehall and Linnaea Farm Education Centre.

•A Community FireSmart Critical Infrastructure Report for Klahoose First Nation.

•In partnership with the Cortes Forestry General Partnership, we will undertake a wildfire fuel treatment on 4 hectares of Crown Land adjacent to the Cortes Island Recycling Centre. Wildfire fuel treatment is the process of modifying forest to reduce the fuels available to burn. This can involve thinning out of trees, pruning branches, removing brush and other best practices. The primary objective is to manage hazardous wildfire fuels at the landscape level thus reducing the potential for loss of life, property and infrastructure.

•First Aid training for the CCHA Youth Program - Teen Szene.