Hi all: Happy March Days.
Please see attached our Poster for this year’s “Ride for the River” Snowmobile ride and boil up taking place next Sunday March 13.
We will meet at the end of Mud Lake Road, (near the trail entrance to Mud Lake) at 11:00 AM and proceed from there shortly thereafter to a beautiful scenic site in Mud Lake where a “mug up” / “boil up” will be provided to all participants. (hot soup, tea, coffee, sweets and marshmallows for the kids to roast on an open fire. )
If you do not have a snow machine, please be sure to contact Roberta Benefiel at one of the following numbers: 896-4164 or CELL: 709-987-9414 to arrange to ride with someone.
If you do have a snowmobile that can take two people, or a komatik that could carry a couple of extra folks, please let me know as well, so that I can arrange for others who would like to attend but don’t have a machine.
Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. has sponsored this event for the past 5 years and wherever we go it’s always a fun time for kids and adults alike and great to get out on the river this time of year, for fresh air and comradeship.
If you visit the International Rivers web site here: http://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/8482 and scroll through all the photos, you will see that the Grand River is the only river celebrated in it’s “solid” state.
This year is especially poignant as the Waterkeeper movement to which Grand Riverkeeper Labrador belongs, has just two days ago lost one of our own to assassination in Honduras.
Berta Caceres was a dam fighter, river protector and advocate. Berta was also the winner of the 2015 prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize and is mourned by all of us who strive to protect our rivers, bays, coves, and waterways around the world. This year Grand Riverkeeper will dedicate the International Day of Action for Rivers in Labrador to Berta and her group. Please come out to support our efforts.
We would love to have you along. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can be sure to bring enough “grub”. .
Any questions please feel free to contact me anytime during the next week.
Hope to see you theres.
Roberta Frampton Benefiel
Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc.
Box 569, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador
NL A0P 1E0