ERIC Number: ED237253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Last year, the Bruce Trail Association held its first annual Go-To-Blazes Day in which a record number of volunteers gave the 700 kilometres of Trail from Queenston to Tobermory a spring-cleaning. One key section of Trail near Dyer's Bay had been closed for over a year. On this day, over four miles of Trail construction were completed by the Outers' Clubs from Centennial C.V.I., Guelph, and Centre Wellington D.H.S., Fergus. The five miles of Trail to the east of this section were polished by a group of grade 13 environmental studies students from North Toronto Collegiate. Again this year, another Go-To-Blazes Day is being held on May 14th, sponsored by F.O.H.T.A., the Federation of Ontario Hiking Trails Association. Its purpose is twofold: to improve the quality of the hiking trails in the province, and to communicate an outdoors ethic - a respect for the land and a responsibility for caring about its quality. During the preceding week, and especially on Saturday May 14, it is planned to clean up every mile of hiking trail in the province. No major construction projects are contemplated, merely light maintenance chores of touching up blazes, picking up of litter, and the clearing of winter deadfall. It is a job with which any school group - a classroom or a club - could assist. Your students will enjoy the fellowship of working together while assisting in a worthwhile project. I hope that your group might be interested in participating in this year's Go-To-Blazes Day. To get further information or to volunteer your group's services, please call or write: Mr. Ross McLean, Centre Wellington District High School, Fergus, Ontario, N1M 1Y7. Telephone (519) 843-2500. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Federation of Ontario Hiking Trail Associations, Cambridge.