I am looking for volunteers to help with the Adopt-A-Road cleanup of our section of Tranquille Road on Saturday, June 23. Please meet me in the parking lot at Tranquille pond at 8 am for distribution of safety vests and garbage bags. Don’t forget your gloves. I will have some bottled water.
Please let me know if you can come.
You may recall that way back in April, Joan Best asked if anyone would be interested in a new wetland that she has noticed when driving to Saul Lake for her loon survey. Several people expressed an interest in going with her on an exploratory field trip to the area so we have chosen Sunday, June 24 for the expedition. Here is the information from Joan’s original email:
… for some while now, about 5 years, on my way to/from Saul lake to carry out monitoring it for loons, something I have been doing for many years, I noticed a pond forming at the side of the road part-way up. It is in a logging operation that was carried out some years ago; why the depression I don’t know, but it must have uncovered a layer of clay. At first there was just a pond, then other wetland plants appeared, then willows, etc. and, eventually, I think it may turn into an aspen grove or????
The site is a long way from town; up the Tranquille-Criss Creek road past my place for about 7 klicks, then off onto the bottom end of what’s called the Heller Creek road for about another couple of klicks up a steep hill to the flat; a total of about 40 klicks from Tranquille; about 45 minutes or more driving time from there.
If anyone wanted to make the interesting round trip you can return to town by continuing on the Heller Creek road, turning right where it joins the Sawmill Lake road – the main road – the heading back that way. You will pass Pass lake, McQueen lake, etc. and return to town via Bachelor Heights.
We will meet for carpooling at 9:00 a.m. at the A&W at Fortune Shopping Center and arrive at Joan’s at approximately 10:15 for a pit stop. As per usual, bring your lunch or a snack, plus water, suncreen, bug repellant, binoculars, and camera.
Joan is planning to be at the picnic if you have any questions.