Fall Trail Days are coming

09/28/2019

HAFTA needs the community’s help at our upcoming Fall trail days. There are a few erosion issues we want to nip in the bud and a boardwalk to finalize before the snow flies. Details about each trail day are on our website – hafta.ca/schedule.

Please remember that HAFTA is a non-profit that stewards 24km of publicly accessible, rocky single-track. It relies solely on volunteer assistance to accomplish this. If you can spare the time on either day we’d be pleased to help you put it to good use improving the trails. Draw prizes are being held for volunteers, plus we’ll have the usual snacks and some of our merch will be for sale.

You don’t have to sign up as a member to participate on trail days, but waivers will need to be completed.

Support great trails and good people,
HAFTA

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Canada Day 2019

07/02/2019

Heard that everybody enjoyed their Canada Day long weekend! It got off to a wet start, but conditions were awesome by the end.

Sure is nice to be part of a country that has managed to hold onto areas of forested land which are then made available for its citizens to recreate on. Halton Region

It’s easy to take the existence of these spaces for granted and assume they’ll always be around. We should be wary that in modern times private and opaque corporate entities are increasingly branding their own spaces as “transparent, open and public”. While there is nothing wrong with using an outdoor-product as they exist for a reason, we should be careful not to conflate the policies and modes of governance behind them with those that have generated the outdoor recreational spaces citizens have historically enjoyed in their communities.

After your fun weekend outside, why not reflect on which mode you’re fostering and how that will affect you, your community and the lands we live on.

Hope you have an awesome summer,
HAFTA

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Getting a brush-cut

06/13/2019

Crews from PAL-Lumber, the company contracted by Halton Region to assist with the heavy maintenance of the forest are busy trimming back all the grasses adjacent to the double-track/access road.

Make eye-contact and overtake when safe, it’s hard to see what’s around you when inside the cab of those machines. Eye-contact prevents machine contact!

Britton tract (the forest off of 6th line) is already complete.

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