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Trail building – Wed 3:30-7:30 & Sat 8:30-12:30

Join us to build a new singletrack trail in the Fight Trail area! Our work sessions this week will be Wednesday 3:30 – 7:30 and Saturday 8:30 – 12:30. The alignment is cleared and we’ll be starting with the ground work this week, including grubbing […]

Trail building Friday 3:30-7:30

The Monday and Wednesday build sessions were so productive, that we’re THIS CLOSE to completing the new entrance trail. Let’s finish it this week! The session starts at 3:30pm but join us when you can, for as long as you can.We’ll be working near the […]

Trail building evenings – Monday & Wednesday Aug 28 & 30 – 4:30pm

Building a new Fight Trail entrance.. Session 2! 

This week we’ll build a new, sustainable entrance trail to the existing Fight Trail System. Sessions are Monday and Wednesday evening.
We’re shifting our focus to this area, as the ‘old’ entrance trail is having houses built across it.

The new route has lots of smooth, flowing granite and provides views across granite barrens to the ocean and downtown Halifax skyline.
On the menu is grubbing, gathering rocks, placing rocks, and cleanup. Bring workgloves and, if you have ’em, a good pulaski or shovel. MRWA’s tools are being sharpened in preparation for these sessions (sharp tools –whoohoo!), and those will be available too.

Meet at the back of the grassy park parcel on Mica Crescent (see map). We’ll start at 4:30, but come when you can and stay for as long as you like. We’ll be working within sight of the trail head, so you’ll find us easily.

See you out there!

 

Trail build evening – Fri Aug 8th, 5-8pm

Our next trail building session is Friday August 18th, 5 – 8 pm. You don’t need to commit to the full 3-hour session: join us when you can, for as long as you can.  We will be working on “The Ledge”, moving rocks, digging dirt, and […]

MRWA August meeting – Tuesday Aug 22, 7pm

The August meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association has been pushed to August 22. It will begin at 7pm at the Captain William Spry Centre. We’ll have exciting updates from the Singletrack Trail project. Hope to see you there!

Trail Build Aug 12 8:30-12:00

Please join us for our next trail building session, Saturday August 12th, 8:30 – 12:00. 
 
We will be working on “The Ledge” to finish up some rock work sections and consolidate our lumber stashes. There’s also a pesky stump that needs some attention. Join us when you can, for as long as you can. If you arrive late just follow the yellow flagged trail from the Norawarren Park. It’s a pleasant 10-minute walk along some of our finished trail!
“The Ledge” is a key connector on West Pine Trail between the open barrens and the forest and ponds below. And it’s really cool.
Meeting place is the small park on Norawarren Drive near Herring Cove. Look for the mailboxes on the right. Please bring water and work gloves. We’ll keep you rockin’ with some cookies!
 
Happy Trails!

Trail work evening – Wed Aug 9, 4-8pm

Thanks to the efforts of┬ámany┬ávolunteers 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 […]

Trail build evening, Wed Aug 2

We have lots of tasks, big, small and in between! Join us when you can, for as long as you can. Wednesday, Aug 2 is the next public build session. If you arrive after 5:00, take the trail from the bottom of the small grassy […]

Trail work days – July 7 & 8

There will be two (yes, TWO) MRWA trail build mornings this week. Friday AND Saturday.

Projects include:  

– final stages of In-n-Out, the entrance trail that connects to the loops. 

– installing signposts !

– fixing some drainage issues on the trail to West Pine Lake (this may be new trail/terrain for some of you).

We have all the tools needed. Bring water, a snack, glasses and fly dope.

We’ll work from 8:30 till 1pm or so. Meet at the small parkland on Norawarren Drive off Herring Cove Road. If you haven’t been before, look for the grass park and mailboxes on the right side of Norawarren Drive

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 […]