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BC Parks student rangers spring into action – BC Government

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201879 Views

June 14, 2018

CULTUS LAKE – With rakes, saws, loppers, shovels and a heavy Pulaski axe in hand, six student rangers head out onto a trail at Cultus Lake, ready to take on whatever lies ahead.

They are being led by seasoned BC Parks ranger Dylan Eyers, who works as a section head for the Lower Mainland. Eyers has experienced a lot during the 20 years he has spent protecting and keeping the province’s parks pristine. Now, he is passing on his knowledge to the group of six, who are among 48 young adults selected to work as student rangers throughout the province this summer.

“The biggest thing that damages trails is water run off,” says Eyers, who stops to point out a small section of the well-maintained trail that could use some help with drainage. Around the corner, small bushes are starting to take over the trail, prompting one student to pull out the loppers and start chopping branches.

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