Interesting Goverment Website on Conservation Areas in NB…

The NB government is looking for input (closes today March 31st) on areas they are considering for conservation.

If you have any information you would like to share today or look at what areas of the province are being considered or are already conservation areas have a look at the website: link

You can also find the link on the NB Twitter feed for today March 31st.

Have a great week… Dave

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Events for April, May and June 2021 are now online…

First… remember that March is membership month… check out the previous post for details.

The events for the next three months are now posted under “Upcoming Events…” on the website (just below the banner picture). If you notice any errors or omissions please let the executive know.

Have a great week…

Dave

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March is membership renewal month.

Last year membership was waived due to some virus but this year membership fees will be required. Please remember to renew your membership by March 31st and encourage others to join.

It is not necessary to complete the Waiver and Application Form when renewing, simply advise the Membership Coordinator if your personal information has changed. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Gardner at 383-1853.

Membership form with fees outlined: information:https://monctonoutdoorenthusiasts.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/oei-waiver-and-application-form-2020.pdf

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Updates for March 27th/28th hikes:

Promote gray matter retention and thickness with these Marilyn hikes:

Saturday March 27th: Trail conditions are poor and likely to get worse with the rain in the forecast so we have decided to have a walk along the Riverside Trail in Dieppe from the Irving to the St. Anselme Church and return. About 10 km. Meet at the Irving Station, 64 Champlain St, Dieppe at 10:00 am. Contact Marilyn at 386-6579.

March 28th Sunday – Walk or snowshoe at Millcreek Park. Meet at Robinson Road at 10 am. 8km easy. Contact Marilyn at 386-6579

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MEC and Parks Canada Contest starts today March18th…

If you are interested MEC is having a contest on their Instagram page… details are here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMkA6ceroE3/

I think you need a Facebook or Instagram account to participate. Good luck…

Dave

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Updates for upcoming hikes, March 20th/21st

Reduce your anxiety and depression, with these two hikes:

Saturday the 20th March We will be hiking from the school in Riverside/Albert to the look off at Crooked Creek. On the way back we will be going down to the river from a trail off of the main road (not the super steep descent to the falls). The hike is rated as moderate and scenic. We are not sure of conditions so bring grippers and snowshoes just in case. The weather is supposed to be sunny, 5 degrees with light winds.Meet at Petro-Can at 10:00 or school at 10:45. Call Paul @ 588-3034 or Ralph @ 386-6579.

March 21st Sunday – Walk North West Trail. Easy 11 km. Starting from YMCA North to Centennial Park East for a snack/lunch and return. Meet at YMCA parking lot at 70 Twin Oaks Drive, at 10am. Contact Darlene at 416-859-8841

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Covid Procedural Updates

MOE Procedures during Yellow Level
Most procedures affecting the club are the same under Yellow as under Orange.  

The exception is that under Yellow, carpooling is permitted.  If you intend to carpool please review the conditions listed on the GNB website.


Also the Board has decided to no longer limit attendance at club events and Non-Members are now welcome at MOE events.  

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Update on meeting place for Saturday 13th hike

Correction on the meeting place for Saturday’s hike. It is at the dog park and rotary lodge entrance at Centennial Park.

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Some updates for members

There have been recent changes to the COVID Recovery Plan Levels. The following indicates the effect of these changes on our scheduling.

Orange Level

Under the Current Orange Level travel is permitted between zones with the same Level. This will permit events in the Sussex – Adair’s area. Otherwise there is no other change that affects our scheduling.

Yellow Level

Under the Current Yellow Level, when in effect, the following changes affect our scheduling:- Travel is permitted between Zones with the same Level- Carpooling is permitted subject to conditions
We will continue to follow the Operational Plan and events will continue to be restricted to Members Only.


Scheduling Meeting Cancelled

The Meeting scheduled for Wednesday March 10th has been cancelled. Next week, a group of event leaders will prepare a schedule for the months of April, May and June that will be posted on the MOE website. If any member has any suggestions for events they would like to lead or organize, or any event they would like added to the list please forward the information to Phil at phil-hardy@hotmail.com.

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Improve your bone density with these two hikes:

March 6th Saturday – Snowshoe event Claire Fontaine Loop in KNP 8-10 kms easy. Meet : Irving Station, 64 Champlain Dieppe at 9 a.m. Contact Yvon at 856-6826

March 7th Sunday – Snowshoe the Mapleton Trail in the Acadian Forest near Elgin, moderate. Meet at Centennial Park parking lot by dog park at Rotary Lodge access at 12 pm or Irving Station in Petitcodiac at 12:30 pm. Contact Paul at 588-3034. NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE

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