Trail Stewardship Workshop

Is your trail system experiencing damage and wear and tear from trail users? Here’s an opportunity for those who volunteer or work to build or maintain trails to learn about a successful program that engages trail users in becoming trail stewards to help reduce harmful impacts on trails. The Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization (WRWEO), supported by Hike NS, will host Trail Stewardship training workshops in Timberlea (HRM) on the Bluff Trail system on October 23, October 29 and November 20

By taking part in an actual training session, you’ll see how WRWEO trains volunteers to be Trail Stewards and how this program could benefit your own trail system. The program teaches volunteers how to give back to the trail and to reduce their ecological impact whilst using it. Learn more about the Bluff Trail Stewardship Program here.

During the course of this day-long training session you will hike the Pot Lake Loop, a roughly 8-km round-trip, while the group discusses the Bluff Trail Stewardship Program, its approach to stewardship, and the roles that Trail Stewards can fill, giving back to the trail in the ways that suit them best. It will begin at 9:30 am and end at 4 pm. Spots are limited so please register for one of the three dates early to ensure your spot.

Participants should bring the following: 
  • a knife
  • at least 1.5 liters of water
  • more food than you think you'll need (your snacks and lunch for the day)
  • a compass
  • a paper map of the area - we can provide one if needed
  • a first aid kit - we will have one for the team
  • water purification - either a filter or tablets
  • a hat
  • sturdy hiking boots
  • a GPS or download a free GPS app for your smartphone - such as Gaia GPS
  • sunscreen
This event is offered in partnership with the Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage.


This event is free for community trail groups, First Nations and municipalities. Registration is required in advance.


Sunday, October 23: 9:30 am to 4 pm, Timberlea - Register Here
Saturday, October 29: 9:30 am to 4 pm, Timberlea - Register Here
Sunday, November 20: 9:30 am to 4 pm, Timberlea - Register Here

After registration you will receive a confirmation email. About five days before the event you will receive more detailed information and directions. 



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