Well attended rainy evening Hike-the-Greenbelt event

Tristan Cleveland talks to hikers & runners before setting out Wed Aug 15
Tristan Cleveland talks to hikers & runners before setting out Wed Aug 15
Approx. 30 people participated in the Hike-the-Greenbelt event on The Bluff Trail wed evening. The rain stopped shortly after we set out. Tristan Cleveland lead a run, and Tristan Glen a walk with WRWEO member David Patriquin talking about the natural history of the area. View Tristan C. talking about the Hike-the-Greenbelt series and the Halifax Green Network initiative in this youtube video .

Participants in Bluff Trail run and hike Aug 12
Participants in Bluff Trail run and hike Aug 12

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Greenbelt Hikes: The Chebucto Peninsula incl. The Bluff Trail Aug 9-16

Photo twittered from the Old St. Margaret's Bay Road
Photo tweeted from the Old St. Margaret’s Bay Road
Sunday, August 09, BIKE: OLD SAINT MARGARET’S BAY ROAD
Wednesday, August 12, RUN OR HIKE: THE BLUFF TRAILS
Saturday,Aug 15, BIKE: HALIFAX URBAN GREENWAY—CHAIN OF LAKES TRAIL—BLT TRAIL
Sunday, August 16, HIKE—MCINTOSH RUN/BACKLANDS
& a post-Hike the Greenbelt event in kindred territory:
Monday, August 17, PADDLE: INGRAM RIVER
Please turn out for as many of these as you can to show support for the Green Network, and just to enjoy our back yard!

WRWEO member David Patriquin has written a blog post about the Chebucto Peninsula, highlighting the natural history and some of the challenges as more people access our wild lands. See The The Chebucto Peninusla: A significant conservation Area.

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Reminder to pack it OUT

Not the place to leave garbage!
Not the place to leave garbage!
WRWEO/The Bluff Trail wants to remind users of the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail to carry their garbage off the trail. All garbage should be carried home to be properly sorted into the various waste, recycle, and compost streams. Please note that the garbage barrel located at the trail head will soon be removed. The volunteers who have generously emptied this garbage barrel are no longer able to maintain this service and WRWEO asks for your help to keep both the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail and the BLT Rails to Trails free of garbage and litter. For more information about Leave No Trace principles and practice please visit: Leave No Trace Canada Outdoor Ethics http://www.leavenotrace.ca/home.

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Hike the Greenbelt: Great Events continue; The Bluff Trail on Aug 12

A host of exciting excursions coming up:
Portage
Saturday, August 01, HIKE AND SWIM: SANDY LAKE
Sunday, August 02, PADDLE: BLUE MOUNTAIN BIRCH COVE LAKES
Monday, August 03, COLE HARBOUR HERITAGE PARK
Saturday, August 08 – postponed to Aug 15, BIKE: HALIFAX URBAN GREENWAY—CHAIN OF LAKES TRAIL—BLT TRAIL
Sunday, August 09, BIKE: OLD SAINT MARGARET’S BAY ROAD
The Bluff TrailWednesday, August 12, RUN OR HIKE: THE BLUFF TRAILS
Sunday, August 16, HIKE—MCINTOSH RUN/BACKLANDS
Monday, August 17, PADDLE: INGRAM RIVER

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Aug 1: Clear bags will reduce impacts of the Otter Lake Landfill

landfillGreatly reducing inputs to the Otter Lake Landfill can go a long way towards limiting the height of the Otter Lake landfill..or even eliminate the “need” to increase the height at all. Clear bagging, which has been introduced to reduce the amount of inappropriate material going to the landfill, begins on Saturday August 1, 2015. “Clear bags for garbage will be the rule. Continue reading Aug 1: Clear bags will reduce impacts of the Otter Lake Landfill

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Hike the Greenbelt!

From Our HRM Alliance:

Two months ago you heard from us looking for support to launch the Hike the Greenbelt Project. Now, I’m excited to say our website is up, we have our Hike Leader, and the project is underway! Events begin Saturday, July 18 and continue until August 16.

Check it out:

www.ourhrmalliance.ca/hike/

And share with your friends! You can sign up for any event. Our goal will be to get out as many people, from as many walks of life, as possible, so please do share! Here’s the map:Hike the Greenbelt

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Tues Aug 4, 2015: Public Information Session on Parks & Protected Areas on the Chebucto Peninsula

mapAnnouncement for a Public Information Session on parks & protected areas, trails, and land use/development: MLA Iain Rankin has asked Nova Scotia Environment to participate in a public info session on parks, protected areas, and trails & land use. The geographic focus will be on the Chebucto Peninsula to Hammonds Plains Road, more or less. This Public Information Session will take place at Hubley Community Centre, Tuesday Aug 4 2015, 7 pm to 9 pm. Here is the address for the Hubley Communtiy Centre: 4408 St Margaret’s Bay Rd., Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia 902-405-6511.

Please see the Parks & Wilderness section on this website for an overview of parks and protected areas on the Chebucto Peninsula.

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