ACAP Cape Breton and the CBRM Water Utility are leading the public on a free guided snowshoe hike at Pottle Lake in North Sydney on Sunday, February 12 at 11am.
All ages and demographics have signed up to join in on this annual winter watershed walk. Outdoor winter events fill up fast as community members are eager to enjoy Cape Breton’s winter landscape. This event in particular highlights the watershed that yields tap water for the North Sydney area.
“In addition to clean safe drinking water our watersheds offer pristine landscapes to enjoy,” explains Anthony Mazzocca, CBRM Watershed Coordinator. “We work hard to protect these areas by discouraging activities that contaminate water supplies, like illegal dumping or driving motorized vehicles. However, we do like to encourage people to participate in non-polluting activities within the watershed boundary, like with our annual snowshoe hike which takes place at Pottle Lake this year.”
“It’s great to get the chance to go out and indulge in the beauty of the watersheds that we work so hard to protect,” says Jen Cooper, Project Coordinator at ACAP Cape Breton. “The annual watershed snowshoe walk is something that ACAP staff and community members alike look forward to each year.”
ACAP Cape Breton, located at 582 George St. in Sydney is a registered non-profit, charitable community organization with a community vision in which local people are actively engaged, working, and learning together to build a healthy and sustainable Island.