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TETC outing clears section of Father Troy Path

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday afternoon twelve hardy Torbay Environment and Trails Committee (TETC) members came out to help clear a southern section of the Father Troy Path of the East Coast Trail.

A couple of volunteers cleared the Spray Lane trailhead parking area of garbage and trimmed back the overgrown grasses on the first set of stairs. Robbie Hicks provided hand tools loaned for the day by the ECTA.

The majority of the group worked between Moores Valley Rd and Tappers Cove, cutting back the roses, knapweed, and sometimes alders, intruding onto the footpath. In addition, a hotwater tank previously tipped over the cliff above, drew our attention and we elbowed and rolled it down the trail, lowering it with ropes to Tappers Cove where kindly Terry offered to secure it to his truck and deposit the tank at the dump. Movement and disposition of this tank provided some humour as well as various mathematical approaches.

Brent, a hiker passing by, pitched in on this one, and we had a succesful transfer of tank in the end.

Many Thanks to the TETC participants for a great work outing on the Trail:

Helen, Don, Robbie, Sylvia, Madeleine, Pat, Myra,Terry, Andrew, Marina, and Elisabeth

For more information about the TETC please check: here .

It was a beautiful fall day with lovely colour to the roses and the fields.


Story and photos by J. Van Houwelingen



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[TETC outing clears section of Father Troy Path]

[TETC outing clears section of Father Troy Path]

[TETC outing clears section of Father Troy Path]

[TETC outing clears section of Father Troy Path]

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