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Glengarry Trails News April 2017

Friends of Glengarry Trails Association New Board of Directors 2017

We welcome Karen Paavila, and say a grateful fare thee well to Yvonne Callaway.  There remains one open position of the Board of Directors.  Please join us to make our trails the best they can be.  Friends of the Glengarry Trails Association www.glengarrytrails.ca

We celebrate a successful Spring Fundraiser Dinner - the Fundango on April 1st at the Georgian House.  The food was fabulous; the music best quality; and the company was grand. A total of $1606 was raised through the event from the dinner and a draw. The winner of the 50/50 donated her prize money back to the FGTA.  Huge gratitude!


On the Trails

The Wednesday Walking Group meets at 9 am at Island Park to walk the trails together.

Nature News:  Mourning Cloak butterflies have been spotted on on the Trails.  The adult lives under leaves during the winter and emerge in early spring. Its caterpillar eats the leaves of elm, birch, willow and poplar.  Hepatica and Coltsfoot are blooming.  Check our Facebook Page soon for photographs.   https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Glengarry-Trails-Association-314551418427/

Work Bees  will resume on first Mondays.  Next Bee is May 1st.  Meet at the Garry Fen Trail parking lot on Lakeshore Road.  We will be doing some upkeep on the boardwalks at the Fen to ensure safety and accessibility.  We want to scrape the moss off the boards.  If  you have an outdoor ice scraper, would you please bring it along. Contact Heinz at 613 525 2219


Dates to Remember:  Annual Glengarry Trails Run/Walk August 20th.

Work Bees - first Monday of the month - May 1st is next

Every Wednesday - Wednesday Walking Group 9 am Iland Park

April 23 Trail Conditions - Helen McCuaig says "The Green Road has flooded areas that are impassable . The Green Road between county RD 45 (Kenyon Dam Rd) and Marcoux Rd has wet spots but all are passable. Garry Fen also has wet spots but one can find a way around them. I was able to navigate Garry Fen without getting wet feet."