2014 and 2015
Estuary House Improvements - The house has come a long way! Over the winter of 2014/2015, the asbestos siding was replaced with cedar and in early June 2015, a group of people got together and stained it. All the windows and exterior doors were also changed. A heat pump has been installed and we now have our monthly meetings at the house. The place was spruced up in time for an open house on April 19th.
Trail cutting - There is now a lovely 3 kilometer walking trail through the property thanks to a crew who met and cleared it in time for winter skiing.
November 7, 2015
Our New Trail
Garnet McLaughlin of Cobequid Trail Consulting led a group of FOPE volunteers for a day of extending and maintaining the beautiful winding trail we first started last November. We now have 2 kilometers of trail ready to be used with another 0.5 to be developed. Eventually the trail will be a full loop with viewing stations over the salt marsh. You can find the trailhead just to the rear of the FOPE house.
It is really pretty now - and will be great to snowshoe. Come and try it out!
The reward for our hard work - a sighting of trees in flower in November. Look out for the stand of witch hazel near the trailhead.
June 19, 2016
This spring saw us working on completing The Pugwash Estuary Trail, and it is a walker's delight. It starts behind the FOPE house on Crowley Road. The bridges are now in place, so no wet feet, and there are information signs along the way to explain the features. FOPE and NCCC invite you to explore the variety and beauty of the trail and the estuary.
April 24, 2016
A lot has been happening to the FOPE house. Renovations are under way, and we held our open house to show off where we are now.