The new boardwalk trail is ready to be officially opening. Marie Knapp talks about how it was a community that brought the Conservation Area into being, a community that began Friends of Hibou and now a community of volunteers that built the Boardwalk.
The Trail is officially opened when Evelyn Holley who is on the Friends of Hibou Committee, and Susan Tuohy, Bank Manager from TD Canada Trust, the funder of the materials necessary to build the Boardwalk, cut the yellow ribbon.
Bob talks about how the Boardwalk makes an area passable that would otherwise be underwater due to Beaver activity and nature. In spring the wetlands come to life.
The group enjoys walking along the 200 feet of Boardwalk built by volunteers and laid down late fall 2014.
Marie shows Susan where we walked in and how the trail system works. There are maps at all junctures on the trails and each map is placed so the reader is facing North to simplify map reading.
Big Happening to officially open the Hibou Boardwalk Trail tomorrow at 12:30.pm.
Hoping for better weather. If any changes I will post here and on the Face Book page before 11am. Keep watching. Otherwise hope to see you there.
In the Fall of 2014, an enthusiastic group of volunteers built and placed about 200 ft of boardwalk over a wet portion of trail. That trail had been impassible for a good portion of the year. Now we will celebrate by officially opening this new boardwalk.
Come and join us Monday May 11 at 12:30pm for a brief opening ceremony located in the north east section of the park.
Park on the road by the beach entrance and head north towards Leith to the trail entrance. Try to arrive at the Boardwalk for 12:30pm opening which should be very brief. Light refreshments will be served.
Anyone who would like to volunteer for trail work following the opening, bring some clippers or a pruning saw and we’ll be making sure the trails are in good shape.
Still snow in the woods, trails are wet, but look at those snow drops – promise of spring to come!! I will go again in a week or two and see what’s happening. Photos and comments by Colleen Walker, Owen Sound.