Although this is a provincial park, we still depend on grants, donations, and Friends of Misery Bay memberships to fund the following;
The park is operated by volunteers, members of the non-profit Friends Of Misery Bay.
Your donation is important,
Board members Dave Clark, Megan Bonenfant (trails co-ordinator) and Peg Balkind stand beside first post installed. Posts built by Roundtree Co. of Ice Lake of all local cedar.
One of Friends of Misery Bays projects for this season- initiated by our trails guhru Megan Bonenfant- is the replacement of all of our trail posts at intersections of the trails.These posts-built from local cedar by Roundtree Company of Ice Lake with maps on them printed by Beacon Images- show hikers where they are in the park and the routes they can follow. We now have most of the posts replaced.
The other part of this project is replacing all of the plastic directional arrows that are placed on trees along the trails with wooden blocks (provided by Roundtree Co..) painted the trail colour, with water based, environmentally friendly paint. There are over 600 of these to be replaced and we have just started on them.
Emma - one of our our summer staff installing a map on a replacement post along the Coastal Alvar Trail
Installing directional arrow on new trail post along Coastal Alvar Trail by the Shelter at Saunders Cove
A new wooden trail marker along the Coastal Alvar Trail