WORK BEE TO CLEAR OFF THE TRAILS – SATURDAY MAY 11

Sentier des loups 11 compriméHere are some details concerning the work bee to pick up fallen branches in various trails of the GatineauPark which will take place on Saturday May 11. It is organized by the Friends of Gatineau Park in collaboration with the NCC.

Participants are asked to gather at the Visitor Center, Scott Road in Chelsea, at 8:30 AM.

Small groups of 5 or 6 people will be formed and assigned one of the following trails: Re-opening of Wolf Trail (closed all Winter), Pink lake, King Mountain, Skyline/Horizon, Lauriault, 1/1B from Champlain look out, 30/31.

Certain portions of the targetted trails may be damp or have running water; please ensure to have proper footwear for this activity.

We will come back to the Visitor Center around 1:00 PM for lunch. People must bring their own lunch.

Starting around 1:30, Richard Moore, a very knowledgeable NCC Conservation Officer, will discuss with us the impact of the ice storm on wildlife and flora.

What to bring?
– Lunch
– Water
– Working gloves if you have any
– Optional: Tree cuters and small saw (no chain saw or other motorized equipment)

The activity will take place rain or shine, unless electric storms are in the forecast. In case of doubt, check your e-mail the morning of the workbee to make sure it is not postponed.

Please confirm your participation if you have not done so already, by sending an e-mail to Mario Simard at simard.m@sympatico.ca

Do not hesitate to share this information with any person or group you think might be interested.

So far the response has been very good and we expect a fairly large number of people. This will be lots of fun!

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