A great way to ex­plore the out­doors

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

South Na­tion Con­ser­va­tion (SNC) has re-opened its parks, trails, docks and boat launches for the sea­son.

SNC’s net­work of 14 day-use con­ser­va­tion ar­eas across its 4,384 square-kilo­me­tre ju­ris­dic­tion are ac­ces­si­ble free of charge and pro­vide public ac­cess to the au­thor­ity’s 12,000 acres of com­mu­nity land.

Whether it’s for fish­ing, bird watch­ing, geo­caching, pad­dling or hik­ing, all are wel­comed and en­cour­aged to get out­doors and step into na­ture at a con­ser­va­tion area.

“With well over 20 kilo­me­tres of trails to ex­plore, nine docks and boat launches which pro­vide river ac­cess, SNC’s Con­ser­va­tion Ar­eas of­fer per­fect op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal ad­ven­tures,” said John Mes­man, SNC’s Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Lead.

From now un­til Thanks­giv­ing, SNC’s head of­fice in Finch will re­main open un­til 7 p.m. Thurs­days to pro­vide res­i­dents with ex­tended-ser­vice op­tions and op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet with SNC staff about sum­mer projects and per­mit ap­provals.

Thurs­day evenings are also great op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal res­i­dents to in­quire about SNC’s pro­grams and ser­vices, up­com­ing events, and avail­able free meet­ing rooms at SNC’s head of­fice in Finch.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to an­other busy and pro­duc­tive sum­mer, shar­ing public nat­u­ral spa­ces and de­liv­er­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal ser­vices to our mem­ber mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and their res­i­dents,” added Mr. Mes­man.

Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School: For chil­dren be­tween ages 5-11; please reg­is­ter for a one week “Hike through the wilder­ness” at St. An­thony’s parish in Ap­ple Hill from July 15-19. Cost is $30 per child.

Reg­is­ter on­line: www.alexandria-corn­wall.ca

The Bri­gadoons will en­ter­tain at the Grotto on Wed­nes­day, July 3 from 7-8 p.m.

Al­cide Pilon, for­mer res­i­dent of Conc. 4, Kenyon has passed away in Corn­wall. Con­do­lences to his fam­ily.

Hol­stein Club Fam­ily night is Tues­day, July 16 at 7 p.m. It is hosted by Adrian and An­nie St. De­nis, 19236 Conc. 4. Tick­ets are $25 at Maxville Sco­tia­bank. Lori, 613-527-1477.

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