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September 27, 2014: Healthy Hike at Beaver Meadow

Come and enjoy a family friendly hike at the Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, September 27 at 10 am. Quint Conservation Education Coordinator Maya Navrot and Naturalist Terry Sprague will take hikers on an informative journey as they explore this natural area.

Sprague says, “To learn about places that are wet and wild, we will visit one of Prince Edward County’s best known wetlands, Beaver Meadow. On this hike, you will get a chance to hear about the colourful McMullen history of this area, and explore two trails that follow the edge of this well-known 220-acre wetlands to lookouts. We will take a side trip off the trail to the remains of a structure, and let you guess what it may have been in its heyday. This property has seen many changes over the years as earlier plantings of ‘wildlife shrubs’ have grown and filled in a former cultivated field. Volunteers have maintained the trails for several years and moved portions of them to drier areas, so walking conditions should be good on this hike.”

Navrot explains, “Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area features a large wetland that harbours wood ducks, osprey and herons. Deciduous woods and a large plantation of wildlife shrubs on the property are excellent for songbirds. Quinte Conservation acquired the property in 1970 to be managed for wildlife. Ducks Unlimited also has a dam on this site.”

DATE: Saturday, September 27, 2014

LOCATION: Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area, Prince Edward County

TIME: 10:00 am

ADMISSION: Free

This hike is part of the Conservation Ontario Healthy Hikes program. Hikers can ask Maya Navrot for a participation code at the end of the hike. Participants can then register online at www.healthyhikes.ca for a chance to win prizes.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

For more information:
Maya Navrot
Maya Navrot
Education Coordinator
(613) 968-3434 ext. 131
(613) 354-3312 ext. 131

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