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Sep 3, 2003, 11:53 AM
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Squamish Adopt-a-Crag September 6
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From the most recent access newsletter:

Adopt-a-Crag day this year will be on Saturday 6th September. Plans are to do trail work and clean up in and around the Grand Wall boulders in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. This may be the largest and most popular bouldering area in Canada, and is known world-wide. Some details:

-9:00 AM on Saturday 6th September at the main parking lot, just off Highway 99. (There will be a registration table there in the morning.)

-There will be coffee and pastry. We had 52 volunteers in 2002, and hope to do better this year.

-Bring sturdy clothing and shoes, gloves, rainwear, lunch and drink, and tools – shovels, rakes, picks, pry bars, clippers, small saws, eye protectors, etc. CASBC will provide needed materials, garbage bags, etc.

-There will be an informal social afterwards (details TBA), and draw prizes for volunteers. There may also be a short bouldering tour/demonstration, for those interested.

-If you want to have an Adopt-a-Crag event in your area for 6th September, please let CASBC know – we can help you organize and publicize it, and get it registered with the Access Fund (= draw prizes).

Adopt-a-Crag is an initiative of the Access Fund. In 2002 there were 86 events at 34 U.S. states, plus CASBC’s event at the Little Smoke Bluffs. Several thousand volunteers helped build trails on and clean up public lands and parks. The event this year is sponsored by W.L. Gore & Associates, Clif Bar, and Recreation Equipment Incorporated.

A lot of useful work is done each year by CASBC volunteers, even if its not part of any official event. This includes trail work, clean ups, toilet building, and notice boards. CASBC and Skaha Rockclimbers volunteers probably did several hundred days of work at Skaha this year. Volunteers from the Heathens, a member club, do many days each year building and maintaining trails at Strathcona Provincial Park. We could go on, but the important thing is these volunteer efforts provide significant public benefits, and should be recognized.


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Sep 3, 2003, 12:33 PM
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Awesome, guys! I'm there.

They won't try to keep us out of the woods for this? (Fire hazard closures.) I'm guessing that's why you've organized for the Grand instead of the Bluffs this year? The Bluffs arguably need more work though...


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The adopt-a-crag had been organized for the Grand Wall Boulders before any of the fire concerns started. There is quite a bit of trail building to be done in the boulders and a toilet may be going in in the future. I'll keep you posted on whether the fire hazards shut down the event. The final announcement on whether the event goes forward should be on Thursday.

As for the Smoke Bluffs, they do need a lot of work, but last year's adopt-a-crag was held there, so it's good to have it other places as well. Some people have been working on trails throughout the year.


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3rd September 2003
Climbers' Access Society of B.C. (CASBC)

CASBC regrets to advise that Adopt-a-Crag will be delayed, due to fire hazard. The event will be postponed from this Saturday 6th September to 27st September, exactly three weeks, subject to further discussion with the Ministry of Parks, and of course reduced fire hazard. We'll send out another broadcast e-mail on 23rd or 24th September with a further update, but keep the 27th free!


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Crappy. :(

Well, c'est la vie ... this way, I can prepare a little more. :D


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