Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Stewards of the McIntosh Run Watershed

Enhancing ecological integrity and public access

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Event volunteers wanted!

Event volunteers wanted!

MRWA is planning a fundraising event to support the McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails project in early 2019 and we need your help. We will be organising a night of music, socialising, and a silent auction. If you’re trying to get more involved in your community […]

Support recreational trails in Halifax!

Do you enjoy hiking, biking, running and snowshoeing on trails? Do you want more recreational trails in Halifax? Contact your Councillor to express the importance of trails in your life, and that you want Halifax to put money into recreational trails! A coalition of community […]

Closure to part of the Community Trail

Closure to part of the Community Trail

The Roach’s Pond end of the McIntosh Run Community Trail will be closed while a new subdivision is being built.  The trail will be closed from the Roach’s Pond parking lot to just before the pedestrian bridge that connects to Alabaster Way. This portion of the trail is expected to reopen in late 2019. You can still access the rest of the Community Trail from Drysdale Road. 

Tips for responsible trail use

Tips for responsible trail use

We are really excited to see so many people out enjoying the McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails! Lets all be responsible trail users and good neighbours and do the following: Pack In, Pack Out – including picking up after your canine friends; Look and Listen for […]

In the works:   Wood-burned sign project with J.L. Isley!

In the works: Wood-burned sign project with J.L. Isley!

Chelsey Harrington, a Dalhousie student studying in  College of Sustainability, is working on an outdoor education experience for the MRWA trail system. Through a partnership with the local high school, J.L. Ilsley, beautiful wood burned signs have been created over the years for use on […]

We are hiring!!

We are hiring!!

MRWA is hiring a trail crew to work on our single track trail network. We are working to connect the Norrawarren trails to the “Fight trails” off of the Governor’s Brook subdivision. As the trail gets longer so does the walk into the worksite. This means we get less build time per weekly volunteer build session. We’re hiring a trail crew to supplement our volunteer effort and keep the project (and trails) progressing this summer and fall. We are hiring trail building crew members and supervisors. The job descriptions and details of how to apply can be found here:

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2018 Annual River Cleanup with JL Ilsley

2018 Annual River Cleanup with JL Ilsley

On Saturday June 9th members of the MRWA and JL Ilsley held the annual McIntosh Run River Cleanup. Beginning at the Captain William Spry Community Centre volunteers removed shopping carts, a bicycle, a bathtub, discarded construction material, dog poop bags, plastic straws, coffee cups, and other […]

Halifax C&D Recycling supports McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails

Halifax C&D Recycling supports McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails

Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd kicked off a new initiative to recycle bicycle tires and tubes with a donation to the McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails. Thank you Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd! You can read full details of the project in their press release below: RECYCLER ACCEPTS […]

Trail building has begun!

Trail building has begun!

The 2018 trail building season has started. Volunteers were out today building trail in the McIntosh Run Singletrack Trail System. The trail plan for 2018 is ambitious and we’re excited to have started. If you’re interested in lending a hand (and back) we’d love to have you. You can join our volunteer mailing list here, follow us on Facebook, or check our calendar to find out about the next scheduled build. If you have a group who would like to come out for a special group build please contact us and we’ll try and make it happen.

We are hoping to schedule regular weekly build days soon and will post them when known.

Happy Trails!

April General Meeting – CANCELLED

April General Meeting – CANCELLED

MRWA will not hold a general meeting in April. The next general meeting will be May 15th. Hope to see you then!