Trails Committee

The members of the MRWA Trails Committee are responsible for planning for the future of the McIntosh Run trail system, and for day-to-day decisions on trail maintenance and construction. The Trails Committee reports to the MRWA Board of Directors.  Each member of the Trails Committee has a duty to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the MRWA, the Watershed, landowners, and the trails.

Lawrence Plug Chair (Herring Cove)  I’ve benefited from singletrack trails all my life –from walking to school, to hiking and riding my mountain bike. I want more people to have that opportunity. I’m a professor at Dalhousie in Earth Science and in the College of Sustainability, and in the past worked in forestry and landscaping. Singletrack combines things that interest me: dirt, water, rock, conservation, and human well-being. Mix in sweat, good times, great people, sweet lines — it’s awesome! At MRWA I lay out and build trail, manage map data, and generally try to chip in on important funding and permitting processes.

Alice Morgan (Fergusons Cove) Alice Morgan is a conservationist, mother, hiker, and biker who lives in Fergusons Cove. Alice brings over 10 years of experience working  in conservation and environmental advocacy in Nova Scotia. She’s a member of the MRWA Board, and became a member of the MRWA Trails Committee to help create sustainable outdoor recreation infrastructure for her family and community to enjoy for years to come. Alice believes spending time in wild spaces is important for our physical, mental, and emotional health.

Russ Deveau (Dartmouth) Since I retired 7 years ago, I took up mountain biking. It keeps me in shape, plus I meet like-minded people. I was looking for a way to give back to the community, and took the MRWA/BNS  trail building course at the start of the singletrack project. Since then I have been out at least once a week building trails and leading volunteers.  As sanctioned trails, I know our trails will be there for a long time and be enjoyed by many people. I credit mountain biking and building trails for keeping me young.

Fabrice Cambray (Spryfield- Governors Brook)

Keith Croucher (Dartmouth)

Dick Evans (Jollimore)

Mark Gentile (Spryfield – Kidston Estates) I’ve been riding bikes for as long as I can remember, and my favorite place to ride is straight into the woods. When I discovered that there was a group of dedicated volunteers that wanted to make my local trail network even better, I jumped at the chance to get on board. Now that I have two sons who love bikes every bit as much as I do, creating these trails has taken on an entirely new meaning. I take pride in seeing the smile on their faces and those of others using this amazing natural resource.

Chuck Sutton (Halifax Peninsula)

Kaarin Tae  (Herring Cove)