Trail-busting with ORUG
by Barbara Sherriff and David Bedry, 27 February 2016.
No, it’s not the title of bad movie. Rather, because our members gain so much from having such a wonderful network of local trails, we thought it time to give something back.
So on a misty February morning, seven intrepid Malaspina Naturalists set out to clear the trail along the south side of Powell Lake from Powell River Bridge to Block Bay.
We cut back blackberry, salal and alder to allow free access along the path. Grating was also installed on a small slippery bridge as well as some shovel work for drainage.
After this experience, we’re personally much more appreciative of the many kilometres of hiking trails that are cleared by hard working volunteers coordinated by the ORUG (Outdoor Recreation Users Group).