A “burn and learn” will take place Oct. 27 at the Lakeside Motel property, helping to clear it to make way for the Woodland YMCA.
Clark County Fire & Rescue will be in charge of this training exercise, with the support of Cowlitz County Fire District #1. It will start at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to watch.
The burning will clean up the site and reduce costs for hauling away material. A final demolition ceremony of the facility’s brick walls will take place later.
Demolition of the motel on the 2.8-acre site began last May. The fundraising campaign for the Woodland YMCA project continues with the goal of raising enough funds to break ground in 2019 and start construction in 2020.
If you have interest in this project, please go to WoodlandYMCA.org to sign up for email updates or learn how to get involved.