ACAP Cape Breton and the CBRM Water Utility are inviting residents to join them for a free guided snowshoe around local watersheds Pottle Lake in North Sydney and MacAskill Brook Dam Reservoir in Glace Bay. A limited number of sets of snowshoes will be provided therefore registration in advance is required by calling ACAP CB at 567-1628.
These tours will be led by Britt Roscoe, Watershed Coordinator for the CBRM Water Utility and will highlight the importance of our watersheds and ways in which we all can help protect them. An added bonus will be the stunning views that are sure to captivate snowshoers throughout the entire walk.
Britt Roscoe comments, “People don’t often get the chance to appreciate the beauty of nature in the winter months. These tours offer the public the opportunity to gain a better understanding of why their watershed is so important while getting an up close look at the nature that flourishes in and around it”. He adds, “We will also discuss what activities you should and should not do within the watershed. For example, snowshoeing and bird-watching are perfectly fine, but driving ATVs and other motorized vehicles can contaminate our drinking water sources.”
The tour around Pottle Lake in North Sydney will take place Sunday, February 16th from 2:00-4:00 pm and is intended for those new to snowshoeing. People who are experienced with snowshoeing are invited to MacAskill Brook Dam Reservoir in Glace Bay on Sunday March 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. In the case of inclement weather the walks will each be postponed by one week to February 23rd for the Pottle Lake and March 9th for the MacAskill Brook Dam Reservoir walk. Details about the meeting locations will be provided upon registration.