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About Our Auction
Sponsor a trail and help MRWA finish the Watershed Route!
The Watershed Route will link Spryfield to Herring Cove through the jack pine barrens and lush forests of the McIntosh Run Watershed via 10 kilometres of singletrack trail. MRWA is raising funds to build two missing pieces of the route and to maintain existing trails. In 2019 we will build a new access trail from Hartlen Park in Spryfield and connect Flat Lake Trail with West Pine Trail, a total of 5.5 kilometres.
Building sustainable singletrack in this terrain is hard work! MRWA is hiring a trail crew to work full time for the summer and fall. Part of the entrance trail will be machine-built by a professional contractor. We will build several boardwalks and the bridge over the McIntosh Run. The estimated project cost is $136,000.
MRWA has been approved for a grant of $40,000 from the Province of Nova Scotia that requires 2/3 matching funds, so every $100 donation leverages $50 from the Province. 150% of your donation goes to building trails!
What does it mean to be a Trail Sponsor?
We are auctioning sponsorship of 8 completed trails in the McIntosh Run Singletrack Trail System for a 2-year term. If you win the auction for a trail, your company support is recognized on trail signs, online maps, MRWA website and social media. Most importantly, you will be supporting a project that improves the health and happiness of Halifax residents, attracts new residents and visitors, and fosters appreciation for natural wild places.
There are other options to support the project! Please see our website for details: http://mcintoshrun.ca/support-mrwa/
About McIntosh Run Watershed Association
The McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) is a volunteer community group that promotes conservation and community stewardship of the McIntosh Run watershed. To facilitate access and foster appreciation for the river and its watershed, MRWA is building and maintaining a network of sustainable singletrack trails for non-motorized recreation between Spryfield and Herring Cove.
A network of sustainable singletrack trails that enhances stewardship of the Watershed, preserves integrity of the Watershed’s natural values, and provides benefits for nonmotorized trail users, the community, and visitors.
Environmental stewardship of the watershed
High-quality, sustainable trails that provide memorable experiences for residents and visitors
Respect for First Nations traditional territory and land uses
Respect and understanding between diverse nonmotorized trail users
Partnerships and collaboration with land owners, other associations, and businesses
Benefits for residents of adjacent communities, greater Halifax, and visitors.
Trails are approved under land use agreements with the landowners — the city of Halifax and Provincial Crown land managed by NS-DLF.