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Hike the Dumoine – Why? Summary

On Wednesday March 10, 2021 Wally Schaber gave an interesting seminar on Zoom dealing with the history of the Dumoine River and a project to create a hiking trail along the old cart path.

He began the seminar by acknowledging the tragic fire at the Auberge Rivière Noire.

The first part of the presentation covered the history of the river. Along with the Noire and Coulonge, the Dumoine are major undisturbed tributaries of the Ottawa River. The history described covered the time when it was used by the Algonquins, through the logging era until today.

There was a logging road that ran from the Ottawa River to Lac Dumoine. Friends of Dumoine is creating a hiking trail along the path of the road from the Ottawa to Grand Chute. They have completed 14 of the 22 Kms of the trail. The trail will have campsites, resting spaces and thunder boxes.

 

Friends of the Dumoine is committed to conserving the wilderness qualities and enhancing understanding of the history of the Dumoine watershed. We do this in part by promoting self-propelled wilderness recreation which included reopening a 150 year old tote road as a hiking/skiing trail.

People who wish to contribute time or money can do so by

Contributing to the CPAWS OV THREE RIVERS FUND

http://www.dumoine.org/three-rivers-fund

or simply doing an transfer deposit to Friends of Riviere du Moine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or until March 25th Wally has a Facebook Charity donation campaign for CPAWS OV/three rivers as his birthday wish …visit Wally Schaber/Facebook to participate