Welcome to the new Squamish CAN site. Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network) is a community action group that operates many environmental projects in Squamish, British Columbia. We dream of building a sustainable future for Squamish, by connecting our members. Your involvement is the key to success. Together, we will make this a reality! Our volunteers love to get involved in very exciting projects. We reduce the carbon footprint of our community one emission at a time! Squamish CAN is a registered non-profit society with a mission and a purpose — learn more about us.
We count on you to make Squamish CAN an active, community-driven organization. Your participation directly enables the projects to succeed. When you get involved, you will meet our amazing volunteers, and you can discover plenty of exciting volunteer opportunities.
The possibilities don’t stop there! You can also share your ideas and input for community projects. You can even start up a new project in the community. Through your involvement at all stages, Squamish CAN will grow to meet the needs of our environment.
Squamish Fruit Tree Project
The Squamish Fruit Tree Project started in 2008 and is an initiative from Squamish CAN and WildSafe BC.
The goal is to reduce the amount of fruit available to bears and increase the amount of fruit available to those in need within the community.
DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .
- Fruit is the second biggest attractant for bears after garbage
- Squamish Wildlife Attractant Bylaw 2053 requires residents to remove fallen fruit from the ground within 3 days
- Each year thousands of pounds of fruit rot in the backyards of Squamish
- Pruning your fruit trees over the winter will ensure a healthy and manageable harvest
For homeowners and residents who are physically unable to pick their fruit and need assistance, we offer to harvest their fruit with the help of our volunteers.
We also make sure that the fruit gets to those who need and want fruit, like our volunteers and organizations in the community (e.g. Helping Hands Society and Women Center).
If you need assistance with your fruit harvest or would like to volunteer with the Fruit Tree Program, please contact:
Andrea, Fruit Tree Project Coordinator
More Info on ‘How to keep bears away from your fruit tree”