2012 Winter Woodlot Tour – This Saturday!

The Wheatley River Improvement Group Hunter–Clyde Watershed Group and PEI Model Forest Network Partnership present the 2012 annual Winter Woodlot Tour.  Sleigh rides, forestry demonstrations, snowshoeing, winter wildlife talks, refreshments – and there’s no charge.

The general public are invited to attend the 2012 Winter Woodlot Tour, a chance to get outside and take part in exciting and interesting winter activities for the whole family.  This is being held right next door in our neighbouring Hunter-Clyde watershed.

 

WHEN:        February 4th, 2012  from 9:00AM ’till 1:00PM

WHERE:     148 Hazel Grove Road / Rte 228, located just off of Route 2, west of Hunter River, PEI
Here is a map: http://g.co/maps/hxtpj

Last year’s Winter Woodlot Tour, held in the Chapel Creek Watershed ( a Wheatley River sub ) on the Buffalo Road in Rustico, was a great success with over 500 people attending. This year’s event will have free sleigh rides and a snowshoe trial, as well as a host of interactive interpretive events. There will be experts from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry on hand to help answer your questions regarding forests, wildlife and watershed management.

This will be an opportunity for the whole family to learn more about Island forests and watersheds, discover how people manage our resources, learn about how to make the most of your own woodlot and the importance of our natural environment to the Island’s economy and rural communities.

– Snowshoe trail, with equipment to borrow

– Chainsaw clinic, with maintenance and cutting advice

– Island winter wildlife, with woodland mammals and raptors, plus a live falcon

– Hardwood thinning demonstration site, plus programs for small woodlot owners

– Maple tapping and how to make maple syrup

– Free sleigh rides

– Free hot apple cider

There is no charge to attend this special event; refreshments and basic amenities will be provided

For more about this event please contact WRIG’s Norman Dewar 569-9115,  HCWG’s  Andrew Lush on 964-2272 or PEIMFNP’s Greg Ridgway on 368-6653.

If it’s storming, call us or visit this page to see if we’ve delayed until the following Saturday.