Clearwater Secondary School students buck firewood for community

Clearwater Secondary School students and faculty spent a Friday morning bucking up a few logs from the clear cut trail made for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. From l-r: CSS principal Darren Coates, woodshop teacher Dayton Fraser, Soren Coates, Owen Sim, local danger faller Clyde MacLennan, Tyne MacLennan and Olin Coates.Clearwater Secondary School students and faculty spent a Friday morning bucking up a few logs from the clear cut trail made for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. From l-r: CSS principal Darren Coates, woodshop teacher Dayton Fraser, Soren Coates, Owen Sim, local danger faller Clyde MacLennan, Tyne MacLennan and Olin Coates.
Tyne MacLennan bucks a delimbed tree. The firewood will eventually go out to those in the community who use wood heat but cannot collect it themselves. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)Tyne MacLennan bucks a delimbed tree. The firewood will eventually go out to those in the community who use wood heat but cannot collect it themselves. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Olin Coates bucks a delimbed tree. The firewood will eventually go out to those in the community who use wood heat but cannot collect it themselves. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)Olin Coates bucks a delimbed tree. The firewood will eventually go out to those in the community who use wood heat but cannot collect it themselves. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

A few students from Clearwater Secondary School took some time Friday to buck a few logs into firewood that will eventually make its way to homes around Clearwater.

The small pile of logs behind the high school was just a sample of what was left behind after Trans Mountain and its contractors cleared the land behind both schools for the pipeline expansion project and weren’t in condition to sell.

The leftover logs will be bucked and chopped into firewood by the students from now until spring. When the wood is dry and ready to be dispersed CSS will reach out to the community to find those who use wood heat in their homes but are unable to collect the firewood themselves.

The students were supervised by CSS woodshop teacher Dayton Fraser and local contractor and danger faller Clyde MacLennan.



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