20 Oct 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leaders: CIF Ottawa Valley Section members Ken Farr and Nancy Young

Meet: Woods entrance on Cassels St. at the northwest corner of Mud Lake.

Description: Join members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry Ottawa Valley Section (https://www.cif-ifc.org/) on a walking tour of the Britannia Conservation Area (Mud Lake) woods. We’ll look at the woods’ characteristics, signs of its history and how the it is responding to recent natural events.

To find the Britannia Conservation Area, take Highway 417 to Pinecrest Road (exit 129). Go north on Pinecrest, then turn right (east) onto Richmond Road. After Richmond crosses Carling Avenue, turn left (north) onto Poulin Avenue. Turn right onto Britannia Road and right on Cassels Street. Look for the woods entrance on your right. You can park along the road or in the four parking spots before the road enters the filtration plant grounds. For logistical questions beforehand you may contact bm.ofnevents@gmail.com. We will be on flat, dirt trails, some of which are wide and possibly accessible to some wheeled devices, others less so. There are no public washrooms at this location.

This is a rain or shine walk.