Sneaking one past Old Man Winter

11/29/2021

On Saturday November 27th, a team of HAFTA volunteers hauled in lumber and replaced the crumbling boardwalk on Boundary Trail A (over the creek adjacent to hydro-corridor).

The old boardwalk had seen better days. In addition to rotting it’s been flipped over a few times and ridden over by ATVs. Trips to replace bits of decking were increasing, as was the “boardwalk bounce” – It was time to act. With some beautiful timbers donated by our friends at PAL Lumber the crew set to work.

Note the additional rock work to shore up the landings, great job!

It was a cold day, but they got it done. Shout out to our volunteers for this effort and keeping the trails enjoyable, maintained and safe.

Thanks for your support, we hope everybody enjoys toasty and dry feet this Winter!

HAFTA

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Trail Closures: Hazard Tree Removal

11/10/2021

Rolling trail closures:


Halton Region’s contractor is set to begin trail-side hazard-tree removal along the single-tracks in the Currie Tract (opposite Mohawk Raceway).

They are just waiting for the last few leaves to come off for better visibility. Rolling closures will be enacted as the contractor works their way down the trails.

Please respect the closures, they help keep you safe and the operation on time. There are optional routes through Currie forest tract such as the access road. To be plain, trees will be coming down onto the trail or right beside it. Sneaking up behind a person with a chainsaw at full throttle is obviously a bad idea. Walking toward a person cutting a tree down with a chainsaw is also a bad idea. You won’t know if the tree is being aimed right at you or not. Even if the chainsaw isn’t running the tree could be in the process of being wedged or dragged over.

We know folks get themselves in a rush on a hike or ride, but please don’t shortcut through the hazard-tree work sites!


Thank you,

HAFTA

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Shotgun week Nov 1-5

11/01/2021

Be warned that people will be shotgun hunting for deer (and only deer) in this forest from Monday November 1st until Friday November 5th, each day from dawn until dusk. Bow hunting is not permitted during that period.

For tips on how you can stay safe please check Halton Region’s advice. Making noise, visiting in pairs, keeping pets leashed and possibly wearing a bright colour are common ideas.

For other concerns contact Ministry of Natural Resource’s hotline 1-877-847-7667 or Halton Regional Police 905-878-5511. Often MNR has a cruiser in this area.

Wildlife Management Units 79C and 79D

Cheers,
HAFTA