From hazard to asset; a fallen tree at the GRGCC range removed by the Lions for the community

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Tuesday, March 31 2015

The Lions Club of Gabriola recently undertook, at their own expense, to remove a hazard from the archery trail at the Tait Road range of the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club (GRGCC). 

The hazard was a Douglas fir shattered and felled by a windstorm. 

It had been a temporary perch for a great horned owl chick last summer, but the perch is now empty and safety concerns came to the fore. 

The partially fallen tree was removed by Curtis Smith (seen left) on behalf of the Gabriola Lions. 

The donated wood (hauled by Mike Phillips, seen right) from the fallen tree will be added to the Lions’ growing pile toward the need of the community for next winter. 

Lions President and GRGCC member Doug Cavill observed, “It’s a pleasure to be able to help the community on two fronts at once. The tree, once a hazard, is now a community asset. I like win-win situations.”