Friday, March 16, 2007
You can find the site here: Know Your Watershed.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Areas of the trail exposed to the sun are probably quite muddy so bring your boots. However, areas in the shade are fast becoming vertical skating rinks so make sure those boots have some treads or cleats on them.
With the great looking weekend ahead of us, a walk around the Sanctuary would be a fun Saturday activity for the family.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Trust us, we are well aware of what's happening and to be perfectly honest, we're not all that concerned at the moment.
The City of Red Deer is installing some much needed water supply and sanitary lines. Four of them to be exact and they're pretty large. What the digger/bulldozer brigade is up to is site preparation so the pipe crews can safely excavate & shore their route.
The plan did go through the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary Management committee and while the work is happening on the Sanctuary buffer zone, it's outside the Sanctuary proper. The land being prepped & excavated is not pristine, untouched land. It has been disturbed in the past and will be replanted & returned to a natural state at the end of the project.
This is a two-phase project. There are two lines going in this year and then two more proposed for 2008.
The City's news release is located on the City website here.
We are not anticipating any changes to the Nature Centre's hours, operations or programming.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
I took a picture of my snowshoe track,as you can see. The hole beside it was a step I had taken without the snowshoe. The hole is at least one hand deeper than my snowshoe track. It was proof that my snowshoes really were helping me stay on top of the snow. I quite happily snowshoed all over the back yard and along the school yard after that, it was great. Now I just have to get bigger shoes (some boots maybe) and I can head into the forest :) and find the smaller version of my tracks (the snowshoe hare's tracks)!