ACAP Cape Breton and the CBRM Water Utility are inviting residents to get outside and explore a beautiful and important lake near Louisbourg. Kelly Lake is the public water source for the town of Louisbourg and often unseen by local residents.
The Hike ‘Round Kelly Lake will take residents around their water source through a lush forest. CBRM Watershed Coordinator, Britt Roscoe, will be guiding the walk which will also include a youth scavenger hunt and prizes. The hike will finish at the Water Treatment Plant with a tour and snacks.
This hike is part of a series of Watershed Walks promoting the exploration and stewardship of our public water sources. Within the CBRM, there are seven watersheds which provide residents with their tap water. Source water protection is an important issue for both our environment and our public health.
The hike takes place Saturday, August 6th from 10 am to 12 noon, beginning at the Louisbourg Water Treatment Plant at 1399 Terra Nova Road. The event is free to the public, though the hike is recommended for ages 12 and up. The hike will proceed rain or shine, so participants are encouraged to dress appropriately.