A quick update for those who can join us: Looks like the weather will be good!
1. Footwear: the snow is melting. Waterproof and warm footwear is recommended.
2. Activities: We will be working on the following:
- Rerouting part of the first trail around an area used by hunters. We
have already selected and pre-marked the route and will be trimming back
some bushes, setting permanent trail markers, etc. - Trimming back overgrowth and remarking already established trails
- Trailhead clean-up. There has been some dumping and some target
practice at the entrance of the area. We will arrange for someone to
collect and properly dispose of all consolidated trash after our trail
3. Bring: clippers, loppers, hand saws, hammers, and
gloves! If you have extra tools & gloves and are willing to share,
please bring them! We will be very appreciative and will make sure that
you leave with everything you came with (we have some extra tools to
share as well)!
4. We will finish around 2pm or a little before.
If you are interested in checking out more of the area after our trail
work, I'm planning to hang out and go for a hike/walk/ trail run
(depending on who sticks around what people are up for).
Looking forward to seeing/meeting you all on Sunday!
Come join us as we trim back the overgrowth and reroute one of the
trails at the Gananoque Provincial Wildlife Area. Bring tools (shovels,
clippers, hand saws, etc.) and helping hands!
We will have
snacks, trail marking materials, some extra tools, and knowledgeable
people to show you around this awesome preserve.
Provincial Wildlife Area is located just north of Route 401 on Deer
Ridge Road. There is a metal green gate at the entrance, a small parking
area, and plenty of additional parking along the road.
Updates about the best footwear options closer to the event on our facebook event page:
A big part of the GPWA Trail Project will be to map and mark the trails that are part of the system. As of now, trails (particularly the smaller singletrack trails) are very poorly marked. I will be posting trail maps as information is collected - and updates when we have them.
If you're anxious to explore the area, get to it! Just want to make sure folks know what they are in for!