McIntosh Run Watershed Association

McIntosh Run Watershed Association

Enhancing ecological integrity and public access

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City Nature Challenge

City Nature Challenge

MRWA is joining the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge 2019. We’ll be hiking and recording species sightings along the McIntosh Run Trails. Meeting at the trailhead at the end of Alabaster Way we’ll hike along Osprey and Attic trails to see what we find. The hike […]

Buy a Builder a Beer Event

Buy a Builder a Beer Event

*******This Event has been postponed due to the coming storm****** Haven’t made it to a volunteer trail build day but still want to support the Mcintosh Run Singletrack Trails? Come to Good Robot Brewing on April 8th. $1 from every Good Robot beer sold goes […]

MRWA is hosting a Clean Leadership Intern

MRWA will be one of the host organisations for the 2019 Clean Leadership program. To find out more and apply to the position click here. Our Intern will be joining the MRWA Trail Crew as well as working on some fun summer events. Applications close March 17.

Event volunteers wanted!

Event volunteers wanted!

MRWA is planning a fundraising event to support the McIntosh Run Singletrack Trails project this fall 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 and […]

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 […]