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Seasons Greetings & Holiday Office Hours

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - With the help of ECTA Members, Volunteers, Tely Hikers, Funding Partners, Sponsors and Donors, along with all of you who have hiked and purchased ECT maps, it has been an incredibly busy but productive and rewarding year on the trail. We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a wonderful and . . . [ Continued ]

Temporary Job Opportunity! Path Description Evaluator

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Temporary Job Opportunity: Path Description Evaluator UPDATE (Nov. 7/16): We thank all candidates for your interest in these positions. They have now been filled. ** The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) is offering two (2) short-term Path Description Evaluator roles. Work will begin as soon . . . [ Continued ]

Notice of Temporary Office Hours: September 26 - October 14, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 - Please be advised that we'll have limited temporary office hours from September 26 - October 14 due to staff vacation. During this period, the East Coast Trail Association office will be open for map/product purchases and inquiries on the following dates: Tuesday, September 27 11:30am – 1:30pm Friday, . . . [ Continued ]

Notice to Cobbler Path Hikers: Possible Path Obstruction Monday Sep. 26

Friday, September 23, 2016 - Hikers on Cobbler Path Monday September 26th are advised that construction by Memorial University may cause a temporary obstruction. This notice will be updated when more information is available. . . . [ Continued ]

Executive Roles Available on ECTA's Board of Directors

Friday, September 9, 2016 - Executive Roles Available on the ECTA Board of Directors Are you a passionate volunteer with leadership and professional expertise? Three executive positions are available on the ECTA's Board of Directors: Vice-President, Land & Legal Committee The vice-president is responsible for the mandate . . . [ Continued ]

Notice to those hiking Father Troy's Trail

Monday, August 8, 2016 - Hikers are notified that construction work is underway to improve the wharf at Tappers Cove. Hikers will not be able to park at the wharf during construction. Hikers may also encounter disruptions in accessing Father Troy's Trail from the wharf during construction, which is expected to continue through . . . [ Continued ]

NOTICE TO HIKERS: Water on Deadmans Bay Path

Friday, June 10, 2016 - Attention Hikers: ECTA Trail Management advises that a barachois on the East Coast Trail Deadmans Bay Path (between Fort Amherst and Blackhead) was breached in the past 24 hours due to heavy rainfall. As of this morning, the water has receded to reveal the barachois again, but expect for footwear . . . [ Continued ]

Office Closed today in lieu

Monday, June 6, 2016 - The ECTA office at 50 Pippy Place will be closed today in lieu of Saturday's Tely Hike Event in Ferryland. We'll be back on Tuesday, June 7th, 10am - 5pm. Apologies for any inconvenience. . . . [ Continued ]

Need Tely Hike day Transportation? Register no later than May 29

Friday, May 27, 2016 - If you need transportation assistance to Tely Hike, we can help - with St. John's to Ferryland return busing for just $10. However, we still need more participants to register and choose this additional option to confirm this service. To ride, register no later than SUNDAY MAY 29 (extended from . . . [ Continued ]

Having Tely Hike technical difficulties? Try updating your web browser.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - ECTA has tested the 2016 Tely Hike web page on Mac and Windows operating systems, on desktop computers, laptops, ipads, iphones, android smartphones and android tablets to make sure that it's accessible using current, standard website browsers (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, . . . [ Continued ]

We're Hiring! Seeking Student Applications for Summer Positions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - We're now accepting applications from students for two uniquely supportive summer roles, both based from the East Coast Trail Association's offices in St. John's: Summer Office and Outreach Assistant In this role you can provide varied support to the trail Association and hikers in our busiest . . . [ Continued ]

Torbay issues 2016 Tely Hike Challenge to Regional Mayors

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - May 3, 2016 (Torbay, NL) – On Saturday June 4th at the Kavanagh Premises, in Ferryland, NL, the 16th Annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike will begin with hiker’s registration at 8:30am. The Town of Torbay is home to two beautiful trails making up the East Coast Trail – the Silver Mine Head Path and Father . . . [ Continued ]

Winter Storm Advisory for early-season thru hikers

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Through-hikers are advised to take precautions for a winter storm system incoming this evening: Heavy snowfall and high winds are expected. Snow, heavy at times, and strong northerly winds are expected to develop overnight tonight or Wednesday morning ahead of a storm approaching from the east. Total . . . [ Continued ]

Call for Nominations - 2016 East Coast Trail Association Awards

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Each year, the East Coast Trail Association honors the hard work and diverse contributions of members, volunteers, communities and organizations that support the trail and the Association, by offering three unique awards: The John Ross Clipper Award recognizes the invaluable support of a trail maintenance . . . [ Continued ]

Billets needed for Visiting East Coast Trail Volunteers

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Billets Needed for Visiting Volunteers Do you have lodgings to share from July 31 to August 7 (week 1) and/or August 7 to August 14 (week 2)?   A group of USA-based friends of the trail will return to the Avalon this summer to volunteer on the trail. Visiting hikers can provide their own meals . . . [ Continued ]

NDP to support the East Coast Trail

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - The East Coast Trail Association has received the following commitment for the future support of the trail from the NL NDP: http://nl.ndp.ca/content/ndp-side-tourism NDP on the side of tourism EAST COAST TRAIL - Today, the NDP announced a plan to increase support for the East Coast Trail and . . . [ Continued ]

ECTA seeks EOI, second call

Friday, September 25, 2015 - Expression of Interest The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA), a not-for-profit organization responsible for the management and protection of the East Coast Trail, is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested companies for the provision of consulting services to plan and execute: . . . [ Continued ]

Expressions of Interest invited for ECTA Projects

Friday, September 4, 2015 - The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA), a not-for-profit organization responsible for the management and protection of the East Coast Trail, is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested companies for the provision of consulting services to plan and execute: . Trailhead & Community Signage . . . [ Continued ]

ECTA in home stretch of annual fundraiser: Torbay Team in the lead

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - (St. John’s, NL) - With a target of $50,000 for this year’s hike, more than 30 teams and 140 individuals are busy fundraising to help the East Coast Trail reach its goal by hike day on June 6th. “Every year we have great teams and many individual hikers mobilize to support the East Coast Trail”, . . . [ Continued ]

ECTA Hiring Trail Crew Workers

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - The East Coast Trail Association is accepting applications to fill positions for *Trail Crew Workers for construction, enhancement and maintenance work along the coastline from Portugal Cove to Cape Francis to Cappahayden* Preference will be given to applicants with chainsaw, carpentry skills and . . . [ Continued ]

ECTA hires Business Manager, extends Office Hours

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of KimberlyYetman Dawson as ECTA Business Manager. Kimberly holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications, a strong background in public relations and brings with her 8 years non-profit management expertise, most recently, as Executive Director of . . . [ Continued ]

ECTA job opportunity, Business Manager

Friday, October 31, 2014 - Position Title Business Manager, East Coast Trail Association Position Summary The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) is seeking a Business Manager to help coordinate and implement the work of the Association. Reporting to the VP of Finance & Administration your primary responsibility will . . . [ Continued ]

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - Mark Your Calendar Annual General Meeting The 2014 East Coast Trail Association AGM will take place Wednesday evening, October 8th at the Foran Room, St. John's City Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm, for a 7:00 pm start. The agenda will include reports on the past year's activities, approval . . . [ Continued ]

Losing & Finding yourself on the East Coast Trail

Friday, June 6, 2014 - Losing and finding yourself on the East Coast Trail Coastal paths still something to be discovered, even after 20 years by Josh Pennell appeared in The Telegram June 5, 2014 If you ever need any inspiration to start hiking the East Coast Trail, you need look no further than Ed Hayden. A . . . [ Continued ]

Volunteer Awards Night at The Rocket

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Outstanding volunteerism was celebrated upstairs at The Rocket, where several exceptional and long-standing volunteers were presented with ECTA awards by Randy Murphy, President of the ECTA. The Flamber Head . . . [ Continued ]

Accepting Nominations for Flamber Head and Tuckamore Awards to be presented during Volunteer Week 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Nominations are now open for the Association’s 2014 Flamber Head Award and the 2014 Tuckamore Award given annually by ECTA to honour members and supporters. Awards will be presented April 9th, 2014 at Rocket Room, Water Street, . . . [ Continued ]

Making progress: strategic plan initiatives well underway

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - The first Strategic Plan Progress Report is here. It's a comprehensive report on what's been accomplished by the Association since April 2013 when the Sustaining the Trail 2013-2017 Strategic Plan was launched. As part of a commitment to transparency and accountability, the East Coast Trail Association . . . [ Continued ]

East Coast Trail - centerpiece of course at Memorial University

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - As part of a teaching program investigating the richness and diversity of learning through authentic experience, a course at Memorial University will be taking intern teachers on a three-day hike of the East Coast Trail. Teacher interns will explore history, and culture as well as the scientific . . . [ Continued ]

More to celebrate: President of ECTA recognized for outstanding community service

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - Randy Murphy – one of the long-time members of the East Coast Trail Association and the Association’s current President is the recipient of Memorial University’s 2013 Alumni Tribute award. for Outstanding Community Service. Presented in October – the award recognizes Memorial graduates who have made . . . [ Continued ]

Welcome aboard: Introducing Your New Board of Directors for 2013-2014

Monday, January 6, 2014 - Along with nine returning members – five new board members were elected to the ECTA Board of Directors at the Association’s AGM in October. Joining the Board are Jennifer Jeans, Doug LaPairie, Madeline Florent, Derrick White, and Sheilagh O’Leary. The new members bring a wealth of experience and . . . [ Continued ]

Become a Citizen Scientist

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - Are you a hiker that’s always wanted to be a scientist. Well here’s your chance. At www.nlnature.com you can become a part of a vibrant community of like-minded people posting information about sightings of wildlife within the province. NLNature is an online atlas of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador . . . [ Continued ]


Thursday, January 2, 2014 - And the Survey Says…… We are not quite there with the results – but we’ve been busy since July asking people what they think of the ECT. The hiker survey took place from July to October with over a 1000 hiker intercepts on the trail followed by 400 online surveys. Interviewers were stationed . . . [ Continued ]

Annual General Meeting,

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - Message from the Chair Mark your Calendar - Annual General Meeting, October 10th

Please join us for the 2013 East Coast Trail Association - Annual General Meeting (AGM), Thursday evening, October 10th in the EB Foran Room, St. John's City Hall. Arrive 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start. . . . [ Continued ]

Call for Board Nominations

Monday, August 26, 2013 - We Need You! It's that time of year again - when preparations for the East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) get underway. One important part of the AGM is the election of the Board of Directors for the Association. It's never . . . [ Continued ]

Parks Day 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013 - Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site 2013 Parks Day Hiking and Camping Festival Saturday, July 20th is Parks Day, a nationwide celebration by Parks Canada of our country’s national parks and national historic sites. Across Canada activities at Parks Canada sites will allow visitors . . . [ Continued ]

Oh the fog was thick and hazy

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - Oh the fog was thick and hazy when the walk that some call crazy started out from Cappahayden, Southern Shore, for the bog it was a-waiting with its endless breath debating whether leave them all to perish evermore. But dress-shirted Ed Delaney took us left and right and zany to the cliffs . . . [ Continued ]

Hiking Survey Underway

Monday, July 8, 2013 - The ECTA is conducting a survey this summer beginning July 15th and running to October. Interviewers will be stationed at a selection of trailheads to find out who is using the trail, which paths are being used the most, and how much money people spend as a result of their use of the trail. This is . . . [ Continued ]

Summer Solstice Feeding Frenzy

Friday, June 21, 2013 - On the evening of June 21st as hikers gathered at Cape Spear for the ECTA Solstice Hike, the parking lot was packed with spectators as the ocean was wild with gannets and humpbacks having a feeding frenzy on the caplin. The wildlife was all very close to shore. A few moments of the feeding frenzy were . . . [ Continued ]

Another Successful Spring Cleanup

Monday, June 10, 2013 - Twenty-two volunteers turned out on June 8th for the annual "spring cleanup" of a small section of the Sugarloaf Path near the Robin Hood Bay landfill site. The group collected more than 40 large bags of litter – everything from chip bags to Styrofoam packing material – which had blown into the area . . . [ Continued ]

Volunteers needed for our Spring Plastic Bag Cleanup

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - The beautiful Sugarloaf Path officially opened in the Fall of 2007. Many people know that this path's biggest challenge is that a section of it runs along side the Robin Hood Bay waste management facility. For years this section of coastline has been known as the "plastic forest". Since 2009, ECTA . . . [ Continued ]

Volunteers Acknowledged and Thanked: Awards Night

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - “We would be nowhere without our volunteers” says President Randy Murphy, “and as exceptional partners in this venture, you are helping to make the dream come true. Hundreds of kilometres of fresh, pristine wilderness, open, free and accessible to all.” East Coast Trail Association recognized five . . . [ Continued ]

Custodian Orientation Begins

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - Three new volunteer trail custodians accompanied Ed Hayden on his spring custodian hike on Sounding Hills Path Monday April 15. The sunny southern shore day saw our small troop examine and record trail blowdown, undergrowth, erosion, signage and structure wear and tear. Custodians walk their designated . . . [ Continued ]

Accepting Nominations for Flamber Head and Tuckamore Awards

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Nominations due by April 17th, 2013. Nominations are now open for the Flamber Head Award and the Tuckamore Award given annually by ECTA to honour members and supporters. Awards will be presented April 23rd at a potluck . . . [ Continued ]

Planned blasting near Sugar Loaf Path

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - Planned blasting on December 5th, 2012 adjacent to East Coast Trail - Robin Hood Landfill area. Please be advised that we will be conducting blasting operations at the Robin Hood Landfill Site on Wednesday, December 5th from 12:00 pm till 4:00 pm. For the safety of the public at large, . . . [ Continued ]

Article in West Jet's Up Magazine

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - In the August issue of Westjet magazine there is an article on the East Coast Trail Click here to read Shank's Mare and a Comfy Bed . . . [ Continued ]


Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Press Release- (St. John’s): A party of eight hikers from New Zealand will arrive in St. John’s on Friday, July 13, to fulfill a long-planned desire to experience the East Coast Trail and other unique features of Newfoundland. The group is from Motueka, on the South Island. They . . . [ Continued ]

The 12th ECT Tely Hike Meets Goal

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - The 12th East Coast Trail Tely Hike The East Coast Trail Tely Hike that took place on International Trail Day (Saturday June 2nd, 2012) was a huge success. We raised over $124,000 and registered over 364 hikers. The Association thanks each and every donor and corporate sponsor who . . . [ Continued ]

Annual Awards Night: Accepting Nominations for 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012 - Annual Awards Night: Accepting Nominations for 2012 Nominations are now open for the annual Flamber Head Award given by ECTA to honour members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism and the association. These volunteers exemplify leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard . . . [ Continued ]

Snow Clearing Regulations: Doran's Lane and Red Cliff Road

Friday, November 18, 2011 -

The East Coast Trail Association wants to bring members' attention to the snow clearing regulations in the Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove. See Snow Clearing Regulations - Effective November 14, 2011. Hikers should note the application Regulation 4 to the turning areas at the end of both Doran's . . . [ Continued ]

Challenges and Work Done on the Southern Shore Trail

Saturday, October 1, 2011 - Craig Westcott's article Staying on top of it, (Irish Loop Post, September 2011) spells out work done on the East Coast Trail south of St. John's in the 2011 season. The rain and the number of blow-downs . . . [ Continued ]

AGM being held on Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Dear ECTA Members: The Nominations Committee requests your help to identify and nominate potential candidates to serve on ECTA’s Board. We are in the process of recruiting new directors to serve a two-year term starting in late September. All nominations will be processed by the Nominations Committee. . . . [ Continued ]

Proposed Changes to East Coast Trail Association By-Laws

Friday, September 2, 2011 - Dear ECTA Members: At our upcoming Annual General Meeting, scheduled for October 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Foran Room, St. John’s City Hall, the ECTA Board of Directors will be asking the membership to vote on amendments to the By-Laws of the East Coast Trail Association. A copy of the amendments . . . [ Continued ]

Flamber Head Awards 28 April : Accepting Nominations for 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - Recognizing our Community Stars. Join us on the evening of Thursday 28 April 2011 as the East Coast Trail Association honours volunteers who exemplify the association’s mission-centered commitment to the Trail. A pot luck supper at the Justina Centre gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and awards will . . . [ Continued ]

East Coast Trail Association receives $50,000 charitable donation from ExxonMobil Canada

Friday, September 24, 2010 - Press Release- St. John's NL, Sept. 24, 2010 - The East Coast Trail Association today announced it has received a $50,000 donation from ExxonMobil Canada. This announcement coincides with a staff hike along the East Coast Trail on Sept. 24, 2010. "ExxonMobil Canada is proud to play a role . . . [ Continued ]

New Deadmans Bay Path water diversion works - even after a deluge!

Friday, September 17, 2010 - A nice piece of structural repair, reservoir overflow berm-building and water re-direction has made the trail at the Fort Amherst end of Deadmans Bay Path a dry and pleasurable climb. After St. John's city engineering exam and advice, a berm was constructed below the old cement reservoir half way . . . [ Continued ]

A sign of appreciation

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - A beautiful sign has reappeared on Torbay Road heading north into Torbay. A large coloured photograph of the Torbay beach, houses and nearby hills define the beautiful place of Torbay. "Enjoy the East Coast Trail" draws attention to this popular attraction and acknowledges the benefit of the Trail . . . [ Continued ]

ACOA announces the Pouch Cove to Bauline project

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - ACOA is scheduled to announce their funding for the Pouch Cove to Bauline project on Wednesday, September 15th. The event will take place at the Pouch Cove Town Hall at 11:00 am. The announcement will be made by Senator Manning. The Deputy Mayor and I will speak as well. If you are available . . . [ Continued ]

Celebrate Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - Thank you to our members and supporters for bringing their recyclable drink containers to Ever Green Recycling and donating the deposit refund money to the ECTA. Over the past 3 years we have collected $235. with your help. In honour of Earth Day, we have set up an Ever Green Recycling Card ECTA . . . [ Continued ]

Major Milestone Reached

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - Important Message from the President Dear Members; I am writing to inform you, the members of the East Coast Trail Association, that the Board of Directors of the East Coast Trail Association reached a major milestone at our meeting on Monday, December 14th, 2009, and marked a solid end . . . [ Continued ]

Trail Development - A Work in Progress

Monday, November 2, 2009 - The East Coast Trail development crew has been hard at work laying boardwalk, building crib steps and brushing trail between Doran's Lane and Red Cliff on our newest work in progress. The section of Trail between Logy Bay and Flatrock received funding this year from the Federal and Provincial governments . . . [ Continued ]

Wind Storms take down over 500 Trees

Monday, November 2, 2009 - Wind Storms take down over 500 Trees on the East Coast Trail. The high winds and rains in October took their toll on the Trail with over 500 trees down and not all the path reports are in yet. The ECTA team has cleared over 100 of the trees so far. However, it is unlikely that all paths will be . . . [ Continued ]

Spirits of the Official Opening NOT Dampened

Saturday, October 17, 2009 - High winds and driving rains did not dampen the spirits of the Official Opening of the Stiles Cove Path (Flatrock to Pouch Cove) on Saturday at the the Flatrock Community Hall. The Flatrock Ladies Auxiliary were out in full force with a wide assortment of baked goods and hot drinks and the Martin Family . . . [ Continued ]

East Coast Trail to Expand its Network with Provincial Government Investment

Friday, September 11, 2009 - Innovation, Trade and Rural Development Tourism, Culture and Recreation With a $205,000 investment from the Provincial Government, hikers of the world-renowned East Coast Trail will be able to further enjoy the unique experience. The provincial investment will enable the East Coast Trail Association . . . [ Continued ]

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - The East Coast Trail Needs You The Nominations Committee requests your help to identify and nominate potential candidates to serve on the East Coast Trail Association’s Board of Directors. We are in the process of recruiting new directors to serve two-year terms starting in mid-September. All . . . [ Continued ]

Regatta Day Information Table: A Success!

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - The first Regatta Day ECTA Information Table was a success in several respects: * Awesome turn-out from members to staff the booth * Recruitment and Renewals * Great exposure for ECTA and the Trail * Product sales * Sharing with FOVP Thanks so much to the Members who volunteered The . . . [ Continued ]

Federal Economic Stimulus Funds East Coast Trail Expansion

Friday, July 24, 2009 - St. John’s (NL) – July 24, 2009 – The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) will extend the developed portion of their trail system north from Logy Bay to Flatrock with the support of more than $550,000 from the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF), a key economic stimulus initiative under the Government . . . [ Continued ]

Hills are Alive with the Sound of Loppers

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - The Hills are alive with the sound of loppers -- quite literally -- while not as musical as the Sound of Music, the maintenance volunteers and crew have completed an awesome amount of pruning of trees and brush on the Sounding Hills path between Ferryland and Aquaforte. This lovely path, with views . . . [ Continued ]

Unseasonably Warm Weather Welcomes Sierra Club Volunteers!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - Did you know that for the past several years, members of the Sierra Club have chosen to take a working vacation to do maintenance on our East Coast Trail? Well, it's true and they are here again. The 2009 team arrived Sunday July 19 in a cold heavy fog. Luckily, as the jet lag faded the fog lifted . . . [ Continued ]

Russell Wangersky mentions the East Coast Trail in onAir

Friday, June 5, 2009 - Russell Wangersky's article Coast Versus Coast is featured in Air Canada's onAir eNewsletter this month. Russell's Continued ]

East Coast Trail : The Preservation & Protection Challenge

Friday, May 22, 2009 - The Objective: To secure and maintain the level of protection and recognition required to ensure the long-term survival of the 540 km East Coast Trail. The Challenge: Public Access & Rights-of-way to the East Coast Trail are unprotected and fragile at best. Existing provincial legislation . . . [ Continued ]

The Northeast Avalon Planning Process: A Request for ECTA Members to attend the Public Consultation Sessions

Friday, May 22, 2009 - Dear Members; I am writing to brief you on the Northeast Avalon Regional Planning process, its importance and relevance to the East Coast Trail Association, and to request your support and active participation in this very strategic regional planning process. The Association is dedicated to the protection . . . [ Continued ]

ECTA Statement of Principles for the Northeast Avalon Regional Plan

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - Our organization is dedicated to the protection of the East Coast Trail right-of-way in perpetuity. In addition, we are committed to maintain the wilderness character of the hiking experience offered by the Trail. As such, the Association is concerned with the preservation of the existing natural coastal . . . [ Continued ]

2009 Maintenance Program Underway

Sunday, May 3, 2009 - On Sunday May 3, 2009 16 volunteers and one staff member joined forces to kick off the 2009 East Coast Trail Volunteer Maintenance Season. A big thanks to all for coming out! In Bay Bulls the eager team was greeted by an eery fog. The atmosphere lightened as we enjoyed the sight of an iceberg in . . . [ Continued ]

Think green and help your local scene!

Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Participate in the 2009 East Coast Trail Gear Swap. Swap your unwanted gear for money and help support the East Coast Trail. Please bring your old gear down to the Outfitters to sell and to win some awesome prizes. Or just come down and find yourself a bargain. Please note: Equipment must be . . . [ Continued ]

Beach clean-up and hike with Ocean Net

Saturday, April 25, 2009 - This is a call for East Coast Trail members and supporters to come out Saturday April 25th, to enjoy a hike and to pitch in with a clean up organized by Ocean Net! Let's go and do our bit for Earth Day! If you are interested in joining the Freshwater Bay Hike and Beach Cleanup, please be at the Fort . . . [ Continued ]

Freshwater Bay Earth Day Cleanup

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Ocean Net, Katimavik and East Coast Trail members joined forces to celebrate Earth Day with a hike and a beach clean-up in Freshwater Bay. There were 42 participants in all who hiked Fort Amherst to Freshwater Bay on Earth Day enjoying a beautiful Newfoundland spring day along Deadmans Bay Path. After . . . [ Continued ]

Earth Day discussion on CBC Radio Noon

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Listen to Justin Dearing, Wednesday April 22nd on Radio Noon, or call in with your Earth Day comments! . . . [ Continued ]

Media Volunteer Award for The Telegram

Monday, April 20, 2009 - The Telegram has sponsored all nine of the East Coast Trail Association's annual "Tely-Hike" fundraisers by generously donating space to advertise the events and again post fundraiser by thanking our local business supporters and corporate donors. The ECTA is very grateful to the advertising and news . . . [ Continued ]

Randy Murphy recognized for his volunteer efforts

Monday, April 20, 2009 - Randy Murphy, President of the East Coast Trail Association, receives Volunteer Award for his major contribution to the East Coast Trail Association. Nominations for individual, group, corporate and media awards were solicited by Community Services Council and presented here by Earl Ludlow, Honourary . . . [ Continued ]

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