SCRD hosting workshop

Electric fences

Submitted / Sunshine Coast Regional District
July 7, 2014 11:56 AM

In partnership with WildSafeBC, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is sponsoring a workshop for Sunshine Coast residents interested in the proper use of electric fences to protect agricultural crops and livestock from wildlife predators.

Gillian Sanders, who started up the Bearsmart program in Kaslo, will be presenting a workshop on the safe and proper use of electric fencing this Monday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pender Harbour Music School. The workshop is free of charge and open to all.

“WildSafeBC supports local food security initiatives conducted in an environmentally sensitive manner,” said WildsafeBC community coordinator, Kim Drescher. “A properly installed and maintained electric fence is the only known deterrent for keeping wildlife separate from crops or livestock. It is a proven, safe and effective measure to help advance the community’s food production while helping maintain community safety.”

WildSafeBC was developed by the BC Conservation Foundation and is a descendant of the popular and successful Bear Aware Program.

To register for the workshop, email sunshinecoast@wildsafebc.com or call 604-885-6800 extension 6476, or the Pender Harbour Garden Club at phgardenclub@gmail.com, or 604-883-2086.


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