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Ecole des Sentier-Alpins students raise funds to help save Cottonwood Lake from logging

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 5th, 2019

The French school, Ecole des Sentier-Alpins, recently made a major donation to the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society.

Students raised the money from their annual art exhibit and silent auction.

CLPS spokesperson Andrew McBurney was presented with the funds following the event, held recently at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

Earlier this year, the RDCK, with funds received from the Columbia Basin Trust, announced the agreement to purchase of a21.6 hectare parcel of land at Cottonwood Lake. The price tag is $450,000, with $200,000 coming from a CBT grant.

McBurney said the CLPS can’t quantify what that price might be for the remaining lands, but we will know soon and will make it known to the community.  

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