Unmanaged fruit trees and unsecured garbage are the root cause of wildlife/human conflict. Wildsights’ Apple Capture Project has an apple press available to press apples into juice. If you can’t keep up with your apple tree, share the harvest! List your fruit trees on the apple share to connect with someone who can make use of your fruit. Go to Fernie Community Eco Garden for details and to sign up.
Owning a fruit tree in bear country is a big responsibility. Pick fruit daily as it ripens or pick it before it ripens if you don’t intend on using it and don’t allow fruit to accumulate on the ground. Pruning your fruit trees will result in a better and more manageable quality of fruit. Consult your local arborist.
Want to make apple juice or cider? To get signed up to the program to be able to use the apple press click here
Pick up and drop off is at the Wildsight Elk Valley office at 891 2nd Ave in Fernie. Please note the Wildsight office times and call 250 423 3322 to arrange a time to pick up the press.
A donation to Wildsight is appreciated for the use of the press to help buy new equipment!
Please click here review the press instructions below before you use the press.
Thank you for helping keep wildlife wild and our community safe.
Source: Elk Valley Bear Aware