2020: Crazy Like a Fox?

By Peggy Bainard Acheson Looking for a word to describe the past year has proven elusive.  Since I don’t think “crazy” does justice to what we have all been through, I looked it up in my trusty thesaurus and found many words, such as bizarre, outrageous, nuts, etc.,...

New video!

Carl Smith and Richard Reeves,  Debwendon Inc. Board Directors, lead a tour for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Lake Friendly last month. Please click here to link to the video which was produced by Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Lake Friendly. Great job, Carl...

WHY WE DON’T ALLOW DOGS ON THE TRAIL

by Peggy Bainard Acheson, Treasurer This area is a sacred space on protected land, a place where people can enjoy some time in nature with their families. This complex area, with its many species of rare plants, forest ecosystem, and of course the fen itself, is...

Spring season

These are unprecedented times we are living in and we hope everyone is well and coping. A walk on the trail will undoubtedly chase away the cabin fever. The seasonal opening will likely be postponed until at least June, but if you wish to visit the trail you can park...

EVENT AND PROJECT UPDATES

In February we were approved for funding for a MANITOBA-150 Celebration for Discovery Day planned for June 27th. As time went by, we realized we would need to cancel due to the pandemic, and in mid-April the Premier announced that the Manitoba -150 Celebrations would...

Gravel Quarry Leases

Debwendon has become aware that there are some gravel leases coming up for renewal in 2020 that are in close proximity to the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve adjacent to the trail. Based on a study conducted by Manitoba Conservation and Climate in 2017 the...

Gravel test pits

We discovered this summer that the RM of St. Clements had done test-pitting for gravel in an area south of Stead Road and east of the boundary of the Brokenhead Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Peggy had just presented Debwendon’s concerns about the number of gravel...

BWIT Tours

We are hiring a couple of senior high school students to provide interpreted tours from mid-June to the end of August. The students will conduct two tours per day (10am and 1pm). The tours will cost:                    Adults (20+):                                    ...

May Trail Activities

Carl Smith, Richard Reeves and Peggy Bainard Acheson were at the trail on May 16 to do an interpreted tour for some University of Manitoba Landscape Architect students. It was great to see their enthusiasm for what they were seeing and learning. Because of the late...