Caledonia Ramblers Recognized for Ancient Forest Work
Prince George, B.C. – The Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club has been awarded a 2016 BC Parks Volunteer Award.
They’ve been recognized for their work in making the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and protected area a reality.
That work included meetings with government officials and collaboration with local First Nations and UNBC to highlight the cultural and scientific significance of the area.
And along with maintaining the area, the Caledonia Ramblers also built a 456-metre-long universal access pathway so people of all abilities could enjoy the ancient cedars.
They also built another 2,210 metres of boardwalk to showcase Tree Beard, Radies Tree and Big Tree, along with an extension to a waterfall in the park.
According to the Province, more than 14 per cent of B.C.’s land base makes up the 1,033 parks and protected areas we have.