Hard to imagine with this morning's snowfall but spring is here and it's time to get out and enjoy the warmer temps and sunshine!
Local organizations are feeling the change of season and have started planning some outdoor events on our local trails:
The Van Tassel Lake Trails Association is looking for volunteers on Sunday, April 10 1-4 p.m. for a spring clean up... mostly picking up sticks and raking leaves off the trails. Maybe clipping some roots that have popped up, or some branches that have grown out or bent down in the way.
For more info, see the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/296805259264365
The VTL trails are also hosting the Lily Lake Lollygag Trail Run on April 30. There's a 2k race for runners under 13 plus 5k and 10k distances for the older crowd. Not to mention, lots of opportunity to help as a volunteer!
For more info, see the webpage here.
The Fundy Erratics have four hikes planned, one for each month: April, May, June and July.
The first spring hike is on the beach of Red Head on April 9 at 10 am for more details see, the hike listings on this webpage or on the Fundy Erratics FB page.
In the strict sense, this isn't in the Digby area and not on our trails, but if you got this training, you could put it to use on our trails...
The Clean Annapolis River Project is holding workshops to train people to recognize and help monitor Wood Turtles.
Wood Turtle Volunteer training April 23 at the Wilmot Community Centre.
For more info, see their events page: https://www.annapolisriver.ca/upcoming-events.
Anything else going on that outdoorsy trail-minded folk should know about?
Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Riley, trails and open space coordinator with the Municipality of the District of Digby