Free Webinar to Explore Ideas on Fire Prevention in the Coquitlam Watershed



After volunteers clean up the Traboulay PoCo Trail this weekend, the same group also hopes to provide advice on environmental management in your own neighborhood.

Forest fires are a significant risk to residents of Tri-City who live along the forest edge.

To help mitigate this risk, the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable (CRWR) is set to host a free online session on how homeowners can better protect their property and the surrounding environment.

CRWR is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and improving the health of the entire Coquitlam River watershed, which stretches from the Westwood Plateau to the north side of Coquitlam Lake.

Coquitlam watershed. | hoyscottcreeks.org

The group believes that this can only be accomplished through “collaboration, education and advisory action”.

According to BC Fire Smart, approximately 5,000 properties in the wilderness-urban interface are prone to fire and are encouraged to be upgraded in fire prevention every year.

In addition to CRWR members, other guest speakers during the webinar include:

  • Richard Boase, District of North Vancouver Environmental Sustainability Section Chief
  • Chad Evans, Port Coquitlam Fire Department

The webinar is scheduled to take place via Zoom on Wednesday (September 29) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and space is limited.

Interested residents can register by clicking here.

For more information on BC FireSmart and its prevention tips, you can visit the initiative’s website.

The CRWR webinar is scheduled to take place three days after this one and a group of volunteers are set to clean up trash, trash and other debris along the Traboulay PoCo Trail as part of BC Rivers Day.

It should also help reduce environmental risks to the Coquitlam River.

The collected waste will be used to build a public artwork representing the current waste problem in the watershed.

You can click on the post below for more details.


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