Quesnel Plans for Fruit Gleaning
Quesnel, B.C. – Quesnel’s WildSafeBC program will be partnering with other local volunteer groups and businesses to carry out a Fruit Gleaning Program within the City of Quesnel to remove fruit residents either can’t use, or need someway to safely get rid of it. It’s all part of the plan to make sure wildlife isn’t drawn into the City.
Of note, WildSafeBC will be participating in Culture Days Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for year-end fruit picking and clean up.
Fruit that’s good enough to be used will be separated and distributed to local aid organizations. The rest will be disposed of at local agricultural operations or safely disposed of at the local landfill.
City of Quesnel residents who have excess fruit or who wish to volunteer can contact WildSafeBC at 250-992-5743 or by email at Quesnel@wildsafebc.com to arrange disposal of surplus fruit.
In Prince George, the Northern Bear Awareness has set up a Prince George Fruit Exchange on facebook to link those with excess fruit to those who would like the product .