Prince George, B.C. When it comes to apples, Northern Lights Estate Winery has reached its goal .
The winery had set a goal of collecting 20 thousand pounds of apples that private property owners didn’t want, and which would reduce bear attractants in the City.
That goal was reached in just three weeks says Northern Lights Winery’s Doug Bell “In the previous two years we had collected 15 thousand pounds cumulative. I think it’s a real testament to Prince George and the fact they are looking for ways to dispose of these apples safely as well as reducing the bear situation in Prince George.”
There are still plenty of apples on trees throughout the City of Prince George, but the Winery is maxed out. People should check the Prince George Fruit Exchange facebook page if they are still looking for places to get, or dispose of, fruit.
A recent post on that page indicates the Wildlife Shelter in Smithers is also maxed out when it comes to accepting further donations of fruit.
Northern Lights will be making a cash donation to Northern Bear Awareness for the apples that have been donated. Northern Bear is splitting that amount with the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers.