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Stay tuned for website changes

Stay tuned for website changes

We will be changing our website around soon and will be bringing a fresh look with new features. To find out about upcoming trail work days check out the MRWA calendar (you can sync it with your own) or our Facebook page or join our […]

Trail work off the turkey! Sat & Mon 8:30-12:30

This weekend we will be working on a major mucky stretch of “The Attic”, an existing trail that has been formalized with a License Agreement between MRWA and HRM. Our work schedule this weekend is Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 and Monday 8:30 – 12:30. We’ll […]

Trail work evening – Wed Aug 9, 4-8pm

Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers we are getting very close to completing the first trails in the network! The trail inspections with HRM and DNR are next week, with official trail opening to follow soon after. Exciting!! We have a list of small-but-important tasks to complete, including digging sign post holes, clearing sight lines, and TAMPING (we’re still excited about finding dirt!).

Our next trail work session is Wednesday August 9th, 4 – 8 pm. You don’t need to commit to the full 4-hour session: join us when you can, for as long as you can. Meet at the Norawarren Drive Park (look for the mailboxes) and walk in along the trail. You’ll find us!

Please bring work gloves and water. We’ll provide some snacks! If you have any questions feel free to send us an email.

MRWA Singletrack Plans for 2017

Singletrack Plans, 2017: MRWA will continue working on trail near Herring Cove, opening new loops there in summer. Trail crews will also start work on granite barrens in the Governors Brook area. We need trail builders, of all levels of experience, to move building ahead […]

Annual River Clean Up Saturday June 10th

Join MRWA and the students of JL Ilsey High School for our annual river clean up this Saturday. We will meet at 8:30 at the Captain William Spry Community Centre to pick up garbage bags and gloves. The cleanup is between 9 -12 or so. […]

May meeting cancelled

We will not be meeting in May. Our next general meeting will be held on June 13th. See you then!

MRWA AGM April 18, 7pm

Please join us for our annual general meeting on April 18th at 7pm at the Captain William Spry Community Centre. We will review the past year and discuss upcoming activities for 2017. Hope to see you there!

MRWA meeting February 21, 7pm Captain William Spry Community Centre

Join us for our February meeting to talk about trail updates and upcoming fundraising opportunities. Hope to see you at the Captain William Spry Community Centre on Feb 21 at 7pm!

Trail building schedule

The next few weeks of trail building follow the Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday schedule with a few exceptions. Build days are as follows:
Sunday, Nov 20
Thursday, Nov 24
Saturday, Nov 26
Sunday, Nov 27 (A HIKE/SURVEY DAY. NOT BUILD)*
Thursday, Dec 1
Saturday, Dec 3
Sunday, Dec 4
We meet on Norawarren Drive each build day at 8:30am and work until around 12:30. Come for as much or as little as you are able. Cancelations will be sent out via email and posted to the MRWA Facebook page. RSVP to mrwa.volunteers@gmail.com

*Saturday Nov 27th will be a hike through day. Volunteers and those interested in checking it out will hike the trail alignment from Herring Cove to Governor’s Brook. The hike will be 3-4 hours and cover the entire route that will connect Flat lake to Herring Cove by single track trail. Couple of kilometres will be easy bushwhacking. We will cross the river at the location where the bridge will eventually be built. It is currently a stepping stone crossing with the potential for wet feet.

MRWA meeting tonight!

The next meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association is Tuesday November 15th, 7:00 – 8:00 at Captain Spry Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.