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Hike NS Fall Activities 2017

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

Hike NS Fall Guided Hike Series 2017

Hike Nova Scotia and 28 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2017 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November. There are 50 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Hikes are free and pre-registration is required unless otherwise indicated in the schedule. Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as the ParticipACTION 150 Play List and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Check out details in the schedule found at www.hikenovascotia.ca.

 

 

Trailgate Canada 150 Volunteer Trail Maintenance Days

Hike NS and six community trail groups will offer Trailgate Canada 150 events across the province this fall. These volunteer trail maintenance days give hikers a chance to help out their local community trail group. All equipment and guidance on trail maintenance is provided and volunteers will enjoy a “trailgate” party with barbeque and cake to celebrate Canada’s 150th. This project is funded by the Government of Canada. Events include:

-September 16 – Economy (Thomas’s Cove Coastal Trail)

-September 16 – Meat Cove (Seawall Trail)

-September 23 – Antigonish (Keppoch Mountain)

-September 30 – Halifax (Mainland Common)

-October 14 – Green Bay (Green Bay – Broad Cove Trail)

-October 14 – October 14 – Gulliver’s Cove, Digby Co. (Gulliver’s Head Look Off)

For more information, go to www.hikenovascotia.ca.

 

 

Registration for Hike NS Fall/Winter Courses Open

Registration is now open for Hike NS’s fall and winter courses across Nova Scotia. They range from how to share nature with children to Urban Poling to how to be a hike leader to navigation. The specific offerings include:Re-Connecting with Nature Workshop; Urban Poling workshop; Field Leader – Hiking Courses; Field Leader – Winter Module; Field Leader – Overnight Module; and Navigation Maps & Compass Courses. Dates, locations and costs vary, depending upon the course. Learn more and register at www.hikenovascotia.ca.

 

Urban Poling Clinic Sept. 9, Halifax

Hike NS and Urban Poling will offer a Quick Start Urban Poling Clinic in Halifax on Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 12 pm in Point Pleasant Park. Learn now to Nordic Walk! The cost is $25 and participants must register in advance. The clinic is taught by a certified Urban Poling Instructor and demo poles will be available for use and for sale after the session. Learn more at www.hikenovascotia.ca.

 

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Connect2, Nova Scotia’s sustainable transportation grant program, is now open for 2017-2018

Posted on Apr 05, 2017

On April 4, the Connect2 sustainable transportation grant program opened for 2017-2018. Expressions of interest, followed by applications for grants, are now being accepted from communities and organizations wishing to have more access to walking and biking paths, ride sharing, and other sustainable transportation options.

Connect2 aims to provide more options to communities to reduce their carbon footprint, and making walking, biking and using sustainable modes of transportation a practical and enjoyable choice throughout Nova Scotia

Communities, municipalities, and organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to first submit an expression of interest. A response along with an application form will be provided within 48 hours confirming if your proposal is eligible. The deadline to then submit your completed application is May 5.

Government will provide $600,000 to the program again this year, pending budget approval. Sustainable transportation projects focused on active transportation infrastructure design or build are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $150,000. Projects focusing on public education and engagement, or studies to advance sustainable transportation best practices in Nova Scotia are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $30,000.

For more detailed information and to submit an expression of interest, please visit: www.novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation. Should you have any questions, please contact: Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator at [email protected]

We encourage you to share this information with anyone you feel may benefit from the Connect2 program. And we look forward to hearing about your project.

Sincerely,

 

NS Department of Energy

 

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