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Gravel Race Volunteers

October 18th, 2018 by in Everything

Hello all, Dan from Substance Projects is putting on a gravel race this Sunday in Mono and was wondering if anyone could volunteer. Let me know and I will pass on your contact info to him. Thanks!

http://substanceprojects.com/portfolio-item/howling-coyote

Apres SSITT 2018

October 12th, 2018 by in Everything

So for anyone popping back to TVG headquarters after the event, if you require food (dinner) it is BYOF at the moment.  We may consider a pizza order (yum, pizza, we know what goes well with pizza!) for dinner depending on how it goes. We are just going to play-it-by-ear and see what happens. We will have to do a pick up run as we don’t get delivery.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the event, the weather looks great and I was out in the Forest today and it’s amazing! The colours and the trails are beautiful.

 

Sausage Suit Saturday

October 12th, 2018 by in Everything

Hi everyone, if anyone is available on Saturday (11-3) we could use a few volunteers for the day. The Gorilla is up for grabs and it would be a shame to not have her/him out this year. We could also use a course Marshall.

If you can help out please contact me by text, phone, e-mail or the “contact” tab. Thanks, Johnny

SSITT registration

October 9th, 2018 by in Everything

Price goes up after today!

Sat 3pm afternoon ride

September 29th, 2018 by in Everything

Heading out for a tour at 3pm today in Dufferin. Maybe do some more exploring!

See ya!

Equestrian Event\Hunting\Logging

September 27th, 2018 by in Everything

There is a whole bunch of stuff going on in the Main Tract coming up.  Read on!

 Equestrian Notice

Just a note to let everyone know that there is an OCTRA equestrian event happening this weekend (Sept 28th-30th). They will be camped out in the field to the south. They will be using the equestrian trails throughout the entire Forest during all times of the day for the weekend. The cycling trail crosses the equestrian trail at several places so please exercise extreme caution at these intersections. If you are the lead rider please make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of all users and yield at these crossings. If you have a bell (personally I believe everyone should in a multi-use forest environment) give it a quick ring when approaching intersections. If you do come upon an equestrian speak up so the horse can recognize you as a person.

Please remember as cyclists we are required to give way to equestrians. As always be friendly and I would anticipate that you will be received well. Cooperation as always is the key to everyone experiencing a harmonious enjoyable day in the Forest!
Enjoy the trails, thanks to the efforts of many, they are in excellent condition! See you out there.

Hunting

Too much to describe here! There are postings in the kiosk in the Main Parking Lot. Please take the time to read them. There is also info on the Dufferin County Forest website.https://www.dufferincounty.ca/residents/county-foresty. Basically as of Oct 1…there may be hunters out there. Bright colours and keep your head up!

Logging

A section along “Ken’s Trail” is currently being logged. I have flagged trees beside the trail to let the loggers know where the trail is. There are a large number of trees being cut right beside the trail and they requested that I mark the trees beside the ones marked for harvesting….so there is lots of flagging tape out there! (Sorry). This company has worked in the Main Tract before and has been extremely co-operative and considerate of the trails. If you are out there while they are working please be extremely cautious as they cannot see where you are.

Wow, That’s a lot! The Main Tract is a busy place…please be careful for yourself and others.

 

 

 

Sat Ride

September 22nd, 2018 by in Everything

Short notice ride (again!). Karen and I are heading out at 2:30 for a tour in Dufferin today. Feel free to join in. See ya!

Main Tract Policy enforcement

August 24th, 2018 by in Everything

Please see below for note from Dufferin County:

August 17th, 2018.

Due to ongoing issues with recreational use of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest, this information is being distributed to all known user groups of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone else who may be interested

As you are probably aware, the County of Dufferin passed a by-law (2017-39) governing the recreational use of the Dufferin County Forest properties in September, 2017. Since that time, we have been working on education regarding the existence of the by-law and its provisions, through the following means:

Prior to coming to one of the Forest tracts, users are informed about the provisions of the by-law through the website and brochures available at the Museum of Dufferin and at various events throughout the County (e.g. Orangeville Home Show).
At all of the Forest tracts, signs describing the main provisions of the by-law are posted at main entrances.
At the kiosk at the Main Tract, brochures describing the permitted uses are available, along with a map showing the designated trails for horseback riding and mountain biking. The designated trails are in the process of being marked with new signs indicating the permitted use and referencing the by-law number.
Signs directing users out to Airport Road are in the works.
A numbering system/signs for locating purposes in case of an emergency are in the works.

The need for more/other signs will be considered on an ongoing basis.

In the coming weeks the County will be implementing a more proactive education and enforcement plan at the Main Tract, utilizing County forest staff and off-duty OPP officers.

The County Forest by-law is attached for your reference.

Caroline

Caroline Mach, R.P.F. |County Forest Manager|Public Works Department

County of Dufferin|519-941-1114 ext. 4011| forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com |936029 Airport Rd., Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Born as DCMA. Reimagined as MoD.
The Museum of Dufferin is open Wednesday-Sunday 10-5. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Chesley Saddle Club event Aug. 24-27th

August 24th, 2018 by in Everything

Hi everyone! Just a note to let everyone know that there is a Chesley Saddle Club equestrian event happening this weekend (Aug. 24-27th). They will be camped out in the field to the south. They will be using the marked equestrian trails throughout the entire Forest during all times of the day for the weekend. The cycling trail crosses the equestrian trail at several places so please exercise extreme caution at these intersections. If you are the lead rider please make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of all users and yield at these crossings. If you have a bell (personally I believe everyone should in a multi-use forest environment) give it a quick ring when approaching intersections. If you do come upon an equestrian speak up so the horse can recognize you as a person.
Please remember as cyclists we are required to give way to equestrians. As always be friendly and I would anticipate that you will be received well. Cooperation as always is the key to everyone experiencing a harmonious enjoyable day in the Forest!
Enjoy the trails, See you out there.

Friends of the Dufferin County Forest

August 22nd, 2018 by in Everything

Hello Everyone, Dufferin County is developing  the “Friends of the Dufferin County Forest” group to perform various duties in the County Forests. If you are interested please click the link below for more information from the County website. This is open to all users and it will be great to have a cohesive group from all user groups working together as a team.

From the County:

“The County has recently established the Friends of the Dufferin County Forest to assist in various aspects of the management of the County Forest.”

For more info click——>>>

https://mailchi.mp/64d3c66f5a81/annual-report-dufferin-county-forest-3330817?e=02b8797e09

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The County is also going to be monitoring the Forests more actively regarding the Recreation Policy and Bylaw infractions…From the County…

“Due to ongoing issues with recreational use of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest, this information is being distributed to all known user groups of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone else who may be interested

As you are probably aware, the County of Dufferin passed a by-law (2017-39) governing the recreational use of the Dufferin County Forest properties in September, 2017. Since that time, we have been working on education regarding the existence of the by-law and its provisions, through the following means:

Prior to coming to one of the Forest tracts, users are informed about the provisions of the by-law through the website and brochures available at the Museum of Dufferin and at various events throughout the County (e.g. Orangeville Home Show).
At all of the Forest tracts, signs describing the main provisions of the by-law are posted at main entrances.
At the kiosk at the Main Tract, brochures describing the permitted uses are available, along with a map showing the designated trails for horseback riding and mountain biking. The designated trails are in the process of being marked with new signs indicating the permitted use and referencing the by-law number.
Signs directing users out to Airport Road are in the works.
A numbering system/signs for locating purposes in case of an emergency are in the works.

The need for more/other signs will be considered on an ongoing basis.

In the coming weeks the County will be implementing a more proactive education and enforcement plan at the Main Tract, utilizing County forest staff and off-duty OPP officers.”

Please respect the regulations put in place.