A green summer: Newfoundland and Labrador youth at forefront of environmental, cultural sustainability – The Telegram

Premium contentJuanita Mercer(juanita.mercer@thetelegram.com)

Kids these days.

Just look at them:

Here’s 16-year-old Liam French tidying trails at O’Brien Farm in St. John’s, and there’s 19-year-old Willa Neilsen cleaning up the beach in North West River.

These Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) Green Team members have spent their summer improving the environment while conserving culturally-significant parts of their communities, and gaining valuable skills in the process.

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Province kicks in money towards Twillingate Island Trails project – The Telegram

The Twillingate trail system will be getting some tender love and care soon.

This is after the provincial government announced more than $90,000 to help with the development, maintenance and expansion of trails in the Twillingate area.

Previously, the federal government and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency announced $273,811 towards the project.

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Portion of T’Railway in central Newfoundland approved for use by heavy equipment – The Telegram

It might not just be ATVs that you encounter if you are using the T’RailWay Provincial Park in central Newfoundland this summer.

The provincial department of Fisheries and Land Resources is advising those using the former CNR rail bed over the coming months to be particularly cautious when travelling near Maccles Lake, as a section of the the route near there has been temporarily approved for use by heavy equipment.

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Deep washout closes off Newfoundland T’Railway in Whitbourne area – The Telegram

You could say that a river runs through it.

The Placentia-Whitbourne District RCMP are advising users of the Newfoundland T’railWay there is a large and very hazardous washout approximately halfway between the Whitbourne/Markland access and Route 100 (the Argentia Access Road).

Due to the severity of the washout, the T’railWay is inaccessible in this area. 

The RCMP are advising the public the area is very dangerous, with fast moving water running through the washed-out portion and are asked to stay out of the area until repairs can be made. 

Barricades are in place.

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