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Trail building days – Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays

The Norrawarren trail is rolling along nicely thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. We’ve finished the first starter loop and are part way through the second. Once the ink is dry on the land use agreement from HRM we will begin the entrance trail […]

Trail Building Days – Oct 10, 13, 15, & 22

We continue to make steady progress on the new singletrack trail thanks to many hands doing hard work. Our upcoming trail build days are: – Thanksgiving Monday (build up your appetite or work off your turkey)– Thursdays. Oct 13 and 20.– Saturdays. Oct 15 and 22. […]

Upcoming Trail Building Schedule

The Nora Loop Trail is growing and looking great thanks to our stellar volunteers!
Our next scheduled trail-building days will be
Saturday Sept. 24th
Sunday Sept. 25th.
Thursday, Sept 29th
Sunday, Oct 2
Thursday, Oct 6.
We’ll start at 8:30 am and work until around 12:30 each day.  Come for as much, or as short a time, as you are able. One day or multiples!  Meeting location below. If we have to cancel because of rain we will send an email before 8:00 am and update the MRWA Facebook page.

Work will include pruning, clearing brush, grubbing the trail tread, moving rocks and hammering nails.  Please bring work gloves, water and a snack. We have some extra work gloves and safety glasses on site.

Some tools are available, but please bring your own trail tools if you have them (loppers, shovels, pulaskis and hammers in particular). Please label your tools so they go home with you at the end of the day.
Please RSVP to ljplug (at) gmail.com and mcintoshrun (at) gmail.com so we know how many are coming!

We’ll meet at the corner of Norawarren Drive and Reginald, at the mailbox on Norawarren. The civic address is 37 Norawarren — although there is no house yet at that address.

MRWA meeting Sept 20th

The September meeting of McIntosh Run Watershed Association is next Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:00 pm. Draft Agenda items include: Nora Loop Trail update and planning HRM Licence Agreement – we may have a final version by next Tuesday Donated framed photo by Shirley DeWolfe, […]

Trail Building Days – Sept 16th & 18th

Trail work continues and we need your help! Work will include pruning, carrying lumber, clearing brush, grubbing the trail tread and moving rocks.  We may also be building boardwalks. Please bring work gloves, water and a snack. We have some extra work gloves and safety […]

Trail building days – Sept 3 & 11

MRWA is holding two trail build days on Saturday, Sept 3 and  Sunday Sept 11? We’ll start at 8:30am and work until around 12:30.

Work will include pruning,  clearing already-cut brush, carrying lumber, grubbing the trail tread and moving rocks.  We may also be building bridges and boardwalks.

Some tools are available, but volunteers should bring their own trail tools if they have them  (loppers, mattocks, pulaskis and rakes in particular).
Please RSVP to mrwa.volunteers@gmail.com and cc to lplug@gmail.com, so we know how many are coming!
We’ll meet at the corner of Norawarren Drive and Reginald. The civic address is 37 Norawarren — although there is no house yet at that address.

Backlands Coalition Info Session on Proposed Protected Lands – Aug 30

The Backlands Coalition will be hosting an information session on Tuesday August 30th between 6:30  – 8:30 pm at the Captain William Spry Centre. The information session will be for the proposal put forward by the Shaw Group and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. For […]

McInosh Run Watershed Association meeting tonight

The August meeting of the MRWA will be held tonight at 7pm at the Captain William Spry Community Centre. See you there!

June meeting cancelled

The June meeting of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association has been cancelled. There is no scheduled meeting for July. The next general meeting is August 16th. Have a great summer!

McIntosh Run River Cleanup with JL Ilsley – June 4th

Join MRWA and students from JL Ilsley school for this year’s McIntosh Run River Cleanup on Saturday June 4th from 9-12. Meet and register at the Captain William Spry Community Centre. We will have pizza for participants. See you there!