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Encampment cleaned up near Lake Country

The force found several stolen items as well as live trees being cut down

The Okanagan Forest Task Force led by Kelowna’s Kane Blake recently posted to Facebook with an example of how important the work they do is.

Members of the task force found a large encampment up Beaver Lake Road.

The encampment was filled with garbage and debris, as well as evidence of freshly cut green trees.

According to the post, Blake said the camp had only been in place for about two weeks.

“This is a perfect example of why we need to keep an eye on what’s going on in our backcountry.”

A number of stolen items were located at the camp. Blake said the group has been in contact with the rightful owners to see the items returned.

The task force took two trips to the camp and filled five to six trucks with garbage to fully clean up the area.

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