Birch Island Restoration and Trail Project
The waterways and wetlands of Birch Island provide a refuge for a diverse community of plants and animals. HWL is working with the Town of Happy Valley - Goose Bay, and other partners to restore unique wetland habitat found on the Island, and create place where visitors can appreciate the Island's beautiful landscapes, view wildlife, and learn first-hand about the ecology of a wetland.
- 25% of the first boardwalk loop is now complete (just over 1/2km)
- Topsoil and grass at picnic area is in progress (grass seeded late July).
- Additional work planned for this year: boardwalk link to parking lot at eastern entrance, gazebo at picnic area, parking lot at western entrance, outdoor classroom, rest areas and viewing decks.
- With regards to concerns raised about vehicle access to the Birch Island beach: Construction plans include a western access point to the boardwalk by way of the TLH/Boat Club Rd., including and a small parking area. This parking area will be about 100ft from the beach, which will allow for closer access by vehicle.
Thank you for your patience and support!!
There are many ways to become involved and show your support!