Musquodoboit Trailblazers

Event Details

June 17th, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Musquodoboit River Nature Reserve, Nova Scotia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Roll up your sleeves and join NCC and Musquodoboit Trailway Association as we restore an old hiking trail! This beautiful rustic trail was affected by Hurricane Juan, and needs some work to make it safe for hikers.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/e4ub7v to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

 

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About Musquodoboit River Nature Reserve

Featuring 25 kilometres of river frontage and 175 acres (70 hectares) of wetlands, the Musquodoboit River area supports mature hemlock and softwood forest on steep, mossy hillsides, as well as intact floodplains, featuring an uncommon combination of black cherry and red oak trees. It’s one of the most untouched sections of the Musquodoboit River, which has, in many places, been altered by mining, forestry and agriculture.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will be maintaining trails that will connect the Musquodoboit Trailway with the back-country South Granite Ridge Trail. This former portage trail has not been used much since Hurricane Juan knocked down trees that blocked much of it. The restored path will become part of the 26 kilometres of back-country trails that wind along the granite ridges of the White Lake and Ship Harbour-Long Lake wilderness areas. Volunteers will help by making the trail user-friendly: removing trees, trimming branches and shrubs, and installing steps, an informal footbridge, and a trail head sign.

Why you will love it

The lower Musquodoboit River supports mature hemlock and softwood forest on steep, mossy hillsides, as well as intact floodplains, featuring an uncommon combination of black cherry and red oak trees. It’s one of the most untouched sections of the river, which has, in many places, been altered by mining, forestry and agriculture.

Questions?

Contact Doug van Hemessen: atlantic@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Driving directions and related information will be provided in a participant package. A field lunch and snacks will be provided.

Please dress for the weather and in case of bugs, and bring sunscreen and bug repellent for your comfort. This event will require the use of handheld tools (saws, pruners) and some lifting of stones and tree branches, etc.

This event will run in the event of mild rain but will be cancelled in the event of extreme rain or other unsafe weather conditions.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

We would like to thank the Musquodoboit Trailway Association for partnering with us for this event.

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
Tools
  • Gloves
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen