Help Us Clear the Trail!

Many hands make light work, so we’re calling for as many volunteers as we can muster to help clear the trail next Saturday!

What Will We Be Doing?
The existing Hickson Trail has been shrinking in width over the years as plants grew abundantly. Because Upper Thames Brewing Company is sponsoring a “Fun Run” (proceeds to the Hickson Trail project) on the trail on September 16 the path needs to be rewidened. Last Saturday 2 of the 6 km of the existing Hickson Trail was brushed open to about 8 feet in width by a handful of dedicated volunteers. They worked from 9 am to 6 pm and did a great job, BUT we need to keep going and we need more strong arms to join us.

When and Where?
Please meet us Saturday, August 19, at 9 am, at the Braemar Road trail entrance. Raindate on Sunday. If you have them please bring lopping sheers, pruning saws, Sawsals, hedge trimmers, weed eaters, swede saws and/or rakes. Don’t forget to bring insect repellent and gloves.

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Chestnut-sided Warbler

This bird could be spotted along the Hickson Trail.  This photo was taken locally by Richard Skevington.

Naturalists, runners, cyclists, walkers can you spare some time to HELP?

We need volunteers to help clear out a wider path in the south and middle sections of the Hickson Trail to at least 8 feet in width in order to comfortably accommodate the runners in the Upper Thames Brewing  Company’s Fun Run in September.  This run will help raise money to extend our trail through to Hickson.

Time and Place is Saturday, August 12th at 9:00 am (rain date is Sunday, August 13th at the same time.)  Please meet at the trail entrance on County Road 33 (Mill Side Rd.)
Typical items to bring are:  lopping shears,  pruning saws, Sawsal, hedge trimmers, weed eaters, Swede saws and rakes to clean up.  Don’t forget bring insect repellent and gloves.

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Upper Thames Brewing Company Fun Run

Upper Thames Brewing Company, Woodstock, is supporting the Hickson Trail this summer in a big way. Their annual Fun Run this year is supporting the trail on September 16th.
https://raceroster.com/events/2017/13782/hickson-trail-fun-runwalk-charity-bbq

Calling all volunteers!

We need volunteers to help clear out a wider path in the south and middle section of the Hickson Trail to at least 8 feet to comfortably accommodate the runners.
Can you spare some time to HELP.
Time and Place is Saturday August 12th at 9:00 am (rain date is Sunday August 13 at same time.)
Please meet at the trail entrance on County Road 33 (Mill Side Rd.)
Typical items to bring are:  lopping shears,  pruning saw, Sawsal, hedge trimmers, weed eaters, Swede saws and rakes to clean up.  Don’t forget bring insect repellent and gloves.
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One Minute to Win It — Lions Daze

Thank you to the Hickson Lions Club for inviting the Hickson Trail Committee to enter a team in their fun One Minute to Win It contest last Friday during their Lions Days. As a result we won $400 that will go towards our expansion of the Hickson Trail. Please enjoy this little video showing our teams’ efforts. TAP, Tavistock Assistance Program, won $200. Congratulations TAP. Well played.

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Almost ready for Phase I

We are almost ready to change this view into a beautiful crossing of Mud Creek on the Hickson Trail.  We need only $3,500 more to begin construction way ahead of our schedule.

Hickson Trail at Jim Mason’s farm

Please, if you can, donate NOW if you haven’t already.   https://www.gofundme.com/hickson-trail-expansion-project

 

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