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Keeping an eye on the local wilderness

Wilderness Watch volunteers from the Campbell River FIsh and Wildlife Association are putting up signs and getting ready for their annual Awards Banquet and Dance on Feb. 22. - Photo submitted
Wilderness Watch volunteers from the Campbell River FIsh and Wildlife Association are putting up signs and getting ready for their annual Awards Banquet and Dance on Feb. 22.
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If you get that niggling feeling you’re being watched when you’re out in the bush, you may be right.

And it may be members of the Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Association who conduct the local Wilderness Watch.

Wilderness Watch is a program sponsored by the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF) through various local groups. Its primary function is to observe and report any questionable activities in the wilderness including the bush, lakes, streams and rivers. Members of the Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Association have been involved with Wilderness Watch for many years but this year has been more active than usual.

Recently, part of the group, working with the Conservation Officers installed a new Wilderness Watch sign on Highway 28.

Also, local coordinator Jaysson Greenfield acquired some funding through the city and is working with TimberWest to replace two of the large No Shooting boundary signs on their property.

Additionally, on Saturday Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m., Jim Helsdon, the provincial Wilderness Watch coordinator, will be conducting a training session at the Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Clubhouse.

Anyone who might be interested in joining the Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Association and getting involved in Wilderness Watch can contact Jaysson Greenfield at 250-287-8114 or Wade Major at 250-923-5326 for more information.

The Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Association appreciate all of the local support that they have received over the years that make such programs possible.

Meanwhile, their Annual Awards Banquet and Dance on Feb. 22 is our main fundraiser for the year and there are still a few tickets available.

 

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