Discarded pallets leaving a mess at Fort Shepherd

"...I discovered a pile of pallets and a smoldering fire.Empty beer cans and food wrappers were also strewn about."

For the past five years I have been patrolling Teck Land and the Land Conservancy known as Fort Shepherd area as Warden. I have been doing this for five years and with help from the public and endless volunteers, we are satisfied to finally see this area looking well kept and and free from garbage.

People often enjoying this area  for their own recreation have removed their own garbage and keep their eyes open for others wanting to dump their garbage there.

Last Saturday I went to the patrol area and on the Teck Land where people park their vehicles, I discovered a pile of pallets and a smoldering fire.Empty beer cans and food wrappers were also strewn about.

It was cleaned up, and when I returned on Sunday, I found the same mess again. It’s been two years since any pallets have been found there.

Local businesses should be disposing their pallets at the dump or return them to their suppliers.

Don’t leave your pallets by your building or gates where people can easily take them and use them for their bonfires. These pallet bonfires cost Teck money as they have to pay for the clean-up.

Also the nails left on the ground can injure your children,pets and the wildlife as well as vehicle flat tires. We don’t want this area shut down to the public.

Terry HanikTrail

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