Goodbye Picnic Table

Almost a year ago flooding took off the end of one of the campsites along the creek and the picnic table and fire pit ended up in the water. You can read about those events here.

(Site before the picnic table was washed away. The site was closed because the creek was running so high.

It didn’t take long before the fire pit was removed but the picnic table was bolted on to a large cement pad and would require heavy equipment to get it out of the creek … not to mention you just can’t take things that mother nature has put in the creek out of the creek … to do that I believe you need permission from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. For the past few weeks we have had an Environmentalist, hired by Department of Fisheries, working on clearing out the debris in Bear Creek and yesterday was the day he removed the picnic table! It was fun to watch and I will let the pictures tell the story.

They first attached chains to the table itself and ripped it out of the water.

A goose joined us to watch the going ons ☺

And then it was time to try and pull the cement pad out of the sand

Once the cement pad was out of the water the excavator was able to push it off the path … I think they will have to get a jack hammer to cut it up and get rid of it.

We are really hoping things won’t be as bad this year but I guess we will know in the next few weeks.

Until next time …

6 thoughts on “Goodbye Picnic Table

  1. Wow, incredible rescue! glad it was only a table needing to be saved! I’m sure the rushing water made it a challenge and fun to watch. 🙂

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