North East Ratepayers Association monthly meeting will have guest speaker Ian McArthur from the Pinecone Burke Stewards talk about Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. The main topic will be trail maintenance done by this volunteer group on Burke Mountain and the Widgeon Valley while working with BC Parks. Some photos of the more remote parts of the Park will also be shown. All interested parties are welcome to attend this presentation.
The regular business meeting of NECRA will begin shortly after 8 pm after a short break. Any concerns of Burke Mountain residents are welcome to be brought forward for discussion and possible correspondence to the City from NECRA which has existed over 50 years, meeting the third Thursday of the month to address the civic needs of this quadrant of Coquitlam.
3435 Victoria Drive
For our first hike of the year, we will make a return visit to the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area. This time we will circle the lake by means of the Lakeview Trail on the west side and the Buntzen Lake Trail on the east side. The Lakeview Trail sees somewhat less traffic than other Buntzen routes and features a beautiful lush forest, interesting outcroppings, and views of North Beach and Swan Falls. This moderate hike has a roundtrip distance of 11 km and a cumulative elevation gain of about 290 m. Meet at 9:00 am. Return 2:00 pm.
Please contact Mark (604. 552. 0727) for more info.