During the 2020 AGM, residents approved the Association to fund 100% to conduct a perimeter treatment of the privately-owned lands surrounding our neighbourhood to reduce forest fuels and provide a substantial level of protection from wildfire. A treatment plan was developed by Summit Valley Contracting which specializes in developing and implementing mitigation plans to reduce wildfire risks to communities. Six blocks of land were identified to reduce forest fuels to the FireSmart standard, extending 100 metres from the rear property lines of the community. The 8-minute video (click on photo link below) documents four of those blocks of land being treated; the remaining two additional blocks are to be done in the future. For further information, please contact Ben Mitchell-Banks, CRECA Board member at firstname.lastname@example.org
|FireSmart Canada Video Featuring CastleRock
Hello CastlleRock Residents.
FireSmart Canada featured CastleRock Estates in a video filmed in our community last summer. CastleRock was chosen due to the robust FireSmart program that we have implemented within our community.
This video is getting national exposure. We have been showcased throughout Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as via the FireSmart Canada website.
The other piece of good news is that we have requalified as a FireSmart Neighbourhood for 2020. The qualification process is retroactive so it is always for the past year. This is because to qualify, criteria must be met in the previous year such as community hourly work requirements and hosting FireSmart events within the community.
Please click on the link below where the video has been posted.
|FireSmart Perimeter Treatment Info
Please review the attached information regarding the proposed FireSmart initiative to to conduct a CastleRock Estates Perimeter Treatment to reduce tree densities to a FireSmart standard.
|CastleRock Median Fireproofing Project
The CastleRock Estates Association recently completed another FireSmart-related project in our FireSmart Canada Recognized Neighbourhood in order to mitigate potential wildfires close to many homes and properties: The CastleRock Estates' Median FireProofing Project was undertaken during spring of 2022 and was documented by video (Jaybird Media, Invermere). The purpose of the project was to fireproof the six boulevards in the community by applying a layer of screened river rock on top of the existing bark mulch. Why was this done? What primarily ignites homes is not direct flames but showering embers. This project will help avoid potential ember showers from wildfire approaching or ember showers landing onto the boulevard's spruce trees (combustible vegetation). In addition, the main roads in CastleRock are critical to a safe and orderly evacuation of the community in case of a wildfire.
|6th Annual FireSmart Event & Lunch, Saturday, May 27, 2023 9:30 am to noon • CastleRock Estates
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|2023/2024 Board of Directors
Hello to all our residents and a big welcome to those of you who are new residents of CastleRock Estates Community. The newly elected Board of the CastleRock Community Association (CRCA) would like to let you know who your representatives are:
President: Ben Mitchell-Banks
Vice President: Andy Beal
Secretary: Kelly Thompson
Treasurer: John Haley
Community Relations: Vacant
New Builds: Greg Dyble
Events and Communication: Sonya Saujani
Landscaping and Beautification:Diane Dyble
Director at Large: Marie McLoughlin
Director at Large: Linda Eady
|Volunteer Sign Up
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown
Please add your name and areas of interest to a list of volunteers to be called upon (as needed) to make CastleRock an even better place to live: email@example.com