Volunteer Appreciation Day

The date was Sept 27th at Karlo Estates. It was an excellent turn out of approx. 35 people. We had four draws for bottles of wine sponsored by Pedego PEC and presented by Sherry Karlo. Snacks and non alcoholic drinks were served. It was a good mix of maintenance volunteers, the gardening group, and our supporters.

Everybody had a schmoozing great time. Four of our Board members and both of the Donors for the Hillier site and the Consecon site were there. Two former councillors Ernie Margetson & Jamie Forrester with his wife and one current councillor Kate MacNaughton attended. Albert Paschkowiak from the County was also in attendance.

Tree Planting

Sixty two trees planted this morning on the section of the Trail east of Wesley Acres Rd., both sides of the Trail, Seven different species of trees, deciduous and conifer. Our thanks to Cody Lowe (seen here) and Albert Paschkowiak, Operational Services, Prince Edward County who made this possible. Volunteer Karen Mouck lent a hand.

Hillier Station nears completion

The pollinator garden is being groomed for the celebration by Barry Davidson, Lise Bois, Steve O’Brien, Kathy Bondi and Ursula Cattelan under the aegis of the PEC Horticultural Society. Preparations for the September 12 official opening of the Hillier Station are now completed. Well done everybody.

Time for a haircut?

The County has advised that they will be mowing the sides of the Trail in about one month’s time. The roadside mowing program is about to start up and they will be doing the work in-house again this year. That strategy will allow the County to do the trail sides once they have completed the first round of roadsides.

Discovering the trail

Wellington Times

You can read the reporting by the Wellington Times of Pat Maloney’s presentation to the Prince Edward County Horticultural Society covering the works and progress made in past four years. Image and story courtesy of Wellington Times  here 

Spring Clean-up

While you were away … you might have missed this!

There were two tractors on the trail, cutting back brush on the side. They have done a great job; not much debris on the trail. The trail was in great shape by Picton.

Full story on the County’s web site here .

Invasive species – watch & report

Wild Parsnip is but one of the many invasive species that grow along the Trail. If you or your pet come in contact with this plant, a severe skin reaction may result.

The County is asking residents to help map invasive species. We encourage our Trail users to engage in this on-line survey. For more information please visit Have Your Say.

April Brushing on Trail

The County will be working on the Trail Tuesday, April 5th, weather permitting, starting at Highway 49 and heading west. The work period may span two weeks and will involve the use of heavy mechanical equipment, so please steer clear if you see them on the Trail. The cutting of brush will extend a distance of about 3 feet past the gravel surface.

What’s different in 2022? In previous years this work was contracted out, but this year it is County staff who are working hard to keep the Trail clear of obstructions.

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