Seasonal upgrades
Starting late April, SNC will be executing upgrades to the J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area in Russell. One of the projects includes the refurbishment of the wooden trailhead sign.     Courtesy photo

RUSSELL – J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area, on Forced Road in Russell, is the perfect spot to reconnect with nature.

Filled with mature maples and elms, this 16-acre urban green space provides excellent habitat for wildlife and is open year-round for activities from hiking and snowshoeing to geocaching. The park also links Russell’s New York Central Fitness Trail, a converted railway perfect for cycling and rollerblading.

“This spring, we will be completing a number of upgrades at J. Henry Tweed Conservation Area starting in late April,” said Pat Piitz, South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) Property Team Lead.

Park improvements will include the refurbishment of the iconic wooden trailhead sign, trail upgrades, and the installation of a new footbridge this summer. Visitors can continue to enjoy the Conservation Area during planned park improvements. The aged wooden entrance signs will be removed and will be reinstalled once restored.

J. Henry Tweed is part of SNC’s network of 14 day-use Conservation Areas, available free of charge to residents, providing countless recreational opportunities to discover wildlife and their habitat in Eastern Ontario.

“Within the upcoming weeks, staff will also be re-installing docks along SNC’s waterfront properties,” added Piitz.

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