Backwoods clean-up planned in honour of missing Okanagan man

The Okanagan Forest Task Force is preparing for their third cleanup in honour of a man who went missing from the area three years ago.

The Okanagan Forest Task Force is preparing for their third cleanup of backroads areas.

After a successful cleanup of two of the most used and trashed back-country sites in Kelowna, the Okanagan Forest Task Force is preparing for their third cleanup in honour of a man who went missing from the area three years ago.

“We are planning on cleaning up what’s left from the sad disappearance of Terrance Michael Landon,” OFTF president Kane Blake said. “Terrance went missing Dec. 26, 2013 and left behind a truck and camper trailer that has been repeatedly vandalized.”

Blake said the truck has been shot at and the trailer has been trashed and ripped apart.

“We are doing this clean up with sadness in our hearts and him in our thoughts,”  he said.

The clean-up will take place Nov. 5, and those interested in volunteering are asked to meet at James Lake at 9 a.m. that day.

“We also have a couple other places in the area that we will be trying to clean up as well that have been the scene of illegal dumping,”  said Blake. “We are always looking for more people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty and come help.”

Blake said that the Regional Waste Reduction Office supplied the bin and supplies along with Winn Rentals for the equipment to do this clean up, and the task force that started in August is thankful.

“It’s with the support from our sponsors and amazing community that make this all possible,” he said.

If anyone would like to join, they reccomend going to the Okanagan Forest Task Force Facebook page or send an email to okanaganforesttaskforce@gmail.com.