Keep the Bruce Trail Clean & Green

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Enviro-Hikes and Litter Pickups

During the past year, litter accumulation increased everywhere including our natural green spaces. This summer, the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club (PBTC) is learning more about litter accumulation on the Bruce Trail and Trail Access points utilizing volunteers in a Community Science project  called, “Keep the Bruce Trail Clean & Green”.

 

It is the valuable work of individuals and our partner organizations – A Greener Future, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Bruce Trail Conservancy, Keep the Bruce Clean & Green, Ontario Parks, and Owen Sound Waste Watchers – which helped PBTC blaze the path toward a grassroots pilot project, “Keep the Bruce Trail Clean & Green”.  As a partner sharing a common goal, Keep the Bruce Clean & Green approved the project name

 

There are two ways volunteers can become involved – individual litter pickups or through small group hikes called EnviroHikes.

 

1. Individual Litter PickUps:

If interested in participating as an individual go to: https://www.pbtc.ca/litterpickup

 

2. Enviro-Hikes :

Enviro-Hike participants will pick up litter while learning about our fragile ecosystems along the Bruce Trail, and create an opportunity to develop a relationship to the land. A trained volunteer will accompany the participants, collecting and submitting litter data to our partner, A Greener Future.

Submitted data from all collection will be analyzed and lessons learned will guide the PBTC in its ongoing efforts to “Keep the Bruce Trail Clean & Green”.

 

All participants will adhere to current COVID guidelines.

Enviro-Hikes
 

Join a Park Interpreter for an Enviro-hike at Little Cove in Bruce Peninsula National Park or Lion's Head Nature Reserve.  These small group hikes are about more than just exercise.


What Will I Be Doing?


Learn about our unique ecosystem, rugged landscape and the flora and fauna living on the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula during this FREE guided hike, led by a Park Interpreter. While on your hike, you will also help care for the Bruce Trail by picking up and categorizing litter. A trained volunteer will submit the data. Following the Enviro-Hike, you will join a Trash Talk Café to share your observations and experience with other Litter Volunteers.

 

Enviro-hike Registration


If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please email envirohike@gmail.com


Cost:  FREE!


By helping us to collect data about litter along the Bruce Trail, you help to keep the Bruce Trail Clean & Green, and learn about this beautiful UNESCO heritage site.
 

Locations & Dates


Lions Head Nature Reserve: 89 Moore St. Lions Head ON

- July 18 or August 22 or September 19 @ 10 AM
 

Little Cove in Bruce Peninsula National Park: 240-242 Little Cove Rd Tobermory ON
- 10 a.m. on July 17 or August 21 or September 18 @ 10 AM



How Much Time Do I Need?


Approximately a 2hour hike, followed by 30minute Trash Talk Café.

 

Be Prepared!


This is considered a moderate hike with some rugged terrain. Please wear sturdy footwear, and a hat. Bring a mask, sunscreen, lunch and water. Maximum group size is 10.
 

COVID-19_Information


Volunteers are asked to maintain physical distancing of at least 2m at all times. It is strongly recommended that guests wear face masks. Each volunteer must perform a self-screening check before the hike at covid-19.ontario.ca/self- assessment/ and may not participate if they are experiencing any symptoms. Participants who experience COVID-19 symptoms following the Enviro-Hike, must inform Public Health.  Public Health will be responsible for contact tracing.

Peninsula Bruce Trail Club volunteers develop and maintain the Bruce Trail from Wiarton to Tobermory.  As trail use increases, we are even more committed to helping trail users learn about the Leave No Trace principles.  We are deeply grateful for the support of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula and our community partners:


A Greener Future  https://www.agreenerfuture.ca

Bruce Peninsula National Park https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce
Bruce Trail Conservancy  https://brucetrail.org
Keep The Bruce Clean & Green  keepthebrucecleanandgreen@gmail.com
Lion's Head Nature Reserve  https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/lionshead
Owen Sound Waste Watchers  https://oswastewatchers.ca
Peninsula Bruce Trail Club  https://www.pbtc.ca

 

If you have questions, or you would like more information contact: Marg Glendon at pbtcoutreach@gmail.com or 519-719-7739

 

www.pbtc.ca