A Walk in the Woods 2

Walking Warwick Mountain Take II

After a successful first take on the 'Walk in the Woods' members of
SuNNS (Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia) are very excited to announce a
second event for the 8th of July.
Last month's walk took about 17 participants up the Mountain Road to
explore the former Cook's property, a vast area of hardwood forest which
is now in the caring hands of the Nature Conservancy. After a brief
opening circle where SuNNS members shared the intention of the walk and
invited people to take a quiet moment to acknowledge the ground beneath
their feet as unceded Mi'kmawey territory, it was Greg Watson's
 turn to guide everyone on a gentle walk deeper into the forest. "The
forest is
just so beautiful up here. You can really feel when a forest has been
allowed to grow longer. It's a complex ecosystem. We even came across
some rare plants and didn't mind to get our feet a little wet", one of
the participants described her experience. Greg shared his knowledge
openly and generously and the participants gained a lot of insight into
the sustainable forestry practices of North Nova, the local forest
owner's cooperative Greg is managing, and also got to see some of
tributaries contributing to Tatamagouche's water supply.
"All of those would be at stake if the area got opened for gold mining.
There are so many other opportunities in our beautiful region to create
jobs and income for the community", another participant exclaimed.

For the next event Greg and members of the SuNNS Events committee who is
organizing the event are looking forward to a day-long hike through
slightly more vigorous terrain further up the hill towards Warwick
Mountain with an even closer look and first-hand experience of the many
tributaries into our watershed. The event is planned for the 8th of
July. Suzanne Hirsch, one of the coordinators, describes "We would like
to meet around 9am and walk until around 4pm with a picnic along one of
the many creeks up in the mountains. There will be some walking through
water involved and the terrain will be steeper than on the first walk.
We ask people to bring good footwear and weather appropriate
clothing as well as pack a lunch and enough water to meet their needs
for the day." The exact details of the walk will be announce closer to
the date. Participants are kindly asked to register in advance. For
contact, questions and further information please get in touch with
Suzanne under sunse.rid@riseup.net or 902 957 0837.