What do snowshoes, protected woods and 3.3 million gallons of water have in common? These are all parts of the Watershed Walk taking place in Sydney this Saturday, February 11. Sydney’s water system pumps 3.3 million gallons of water a day. This water goes to Sydney, Westmount, Whitney Pier and beyond. But, where does all the tap water come from? Join CBRM Water Utility and ACAP Cape Breton to discover the above ground beauty of Sydney’s underground water source.
Everyone is welcome to join the Snowshoe to Sydney’s Well Field Watershed. This event is the latest in the series of Watershed Walks bringing CBRM residents into the protected areas that provide their tap water. “Winter is a beautiful season to get outside,” says Hannah MacDonald, Education Manager at ACAP Cape Breton. “We’re hoping this Walk will give people an opportunity to get outside and snowshoe, all while learning about the source of their tap water and the importance of its protection.”
The snowshoeing takes place Saturday, February 11th from 10am to 12noon. The fun begins at the Middle Lake Road gate on Ormond Crescent, which is five minutes from Sydney on the Louisbourg Highway. Snowshoes are provided as well as children’s activities and snacks. The event is free, open to everyone and part of the provincial Take the Roof off Winter campaign. In case of inclement weather, the snow date will be Saturday, February 18th.