Workbee at Philippe Lake – Many Thanks to Participants

Last Saturday, nearly 15 enthusiast volunteers participated in a work bee close to Breton beach aimed at stopping or slowing down the erosion of the banks in that portion of Philippe lake. Under the able leadership of Steve McLaughlin from the NCC and France Girard from the Friends of Gatineau Park, the volunteers proceeded to install overlapping barriers (coconut burlap and oak pegs) along two portions of winter trail 73. As well, the soil was softened between these obstacles to allow seeding of this area later on this fall. Once these barriers were installed, volunteers proceeded to carry tree branches, dead brush or portions of deadwood to further block informal access paths to the banks of the lake from camping areas.

 

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This work bee was an excellent way to mark the conclusion of the Adopt-a-Trail season under the able lead of France Girard and Paule Tremblay as coordinator. Here are several pictures taken during this activity.

Again, sincere thanks to all participants for lending a helping hand towards conservation efforts of the Gatineau Park!

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