To celebrate the National Trails Day in Québec, you are invited to join the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Friends of Gatineau Park (FGP) who are organizing a work bee to enhance the Luskville Falls Trail. This activity will take place on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
If interested, please contact Mario Simard ASAP by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your coordinates.
Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested in participating in this activity.
HOW WILL THE DAY UNFOLD?
Meeting Place: Luskville Falls Trail parking lot / picnic area at 9 am, rain or shine. Those interested in sharing transportation will meet at 8 am in the parking of the Visitor Center in Chelsea. Should you need a lift to get there, please ensure that you indicate this when contacting Mario.
A good part of this rather demanding work should be completed by 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Those with some extra energy left may be invited to continue working in the afternoon.
WHAT TO BRING?
- Lunch (if you are willing to work beyond lunch time or just want to have lunch with the other volunteers before going home)
- Working gloves should you have any
- Insect repellent might be useful too…
Let’s have fun while doing something useful!
If there are enough participants (more than 30), work will also be done to refresh old trails in the Wakefield area (Vorlage’s land up behind the MacLaren cemetery), under the direction of Ken Bouchard.
When contacting Mario, please indicate whether you have a preference between working on the Luskville Falls Trail or in the Wakefield area.
The Friends of the Gatineau Park will be having a kiosk at the Day of the Tree and Forest on Saturday, May 24, 2014 in the parking lot of the Heritage College. This day is organized by the CREDDO, which is the Regional Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development in Outaouais.
Check out the CREDDO website (mainly in French) for more details about this day-packed event including workshops and family activities. Distribution of tree sprouts (free) and rain water recuperation barrels (for sale) will also take place during this event.
So, if you have a chance, please stop by our kiosk and the volunteers manning our kiosk will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our organization and our activities.
France Girard is now responsible for the Adopt-a-Trail program and, over the last few weeks, she has organized the next season of the program which runs from May 15 to October 15. Recently, France, with the assistance of Paule Tremblay, was at the Visitor Centre of the Park to meet the 2014 volunteers (more than 20) and to allocate them a vest and a map of the summer trails.
Paule Tremblay is coming back again this year as program coordinator. In that capacity, she will review the reports submitted by the volunteers after their visit to the trail adopted in 2014,and then, she will transmit any problems requiring attention to the NCC for corrective action.
Should you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with France.