In September the Brier Island Trails Committee installed interpretive signage at the
Big Meadow Bog Trail, 197 Water Street, Westport. The Committee received funding from a grant through the South West Nova Scotia Priority Place Fund, awarded by the Wildlife Division of NS Department of Lands and Forestry, and Environment Canada Change – Canadian Wildlife Services.
The signs are designed to enhance the visitor’s experience by explaining about the variety of birds, plants and the Eastern Mountain Avens, found in the Bog, as well as explaining the Bog’s traditional uses
The new signage is in both official languages, and each sign has a QR Code. Individuals can scan the QR code with a cell phone or tablet and through a URL link connect to the Brier Island Trails Committee’s website. The link will open to our website page showing the signs. The colourful signs with photographs are: Birds of the Big Meadow Bog; Eastern Mountain Avens; Plants of the Big Meadow Bog; and Traditional Uses of The Bog.
The Committee would like to thank the individuals who assisted during the 18-week project with written text, photos, editorial reviews, and installation of the signs. Thanks to: Eleanor Bailey, Jeanette Denton, Roger Outhouse, Islands Historical Society, The Bay of Fundy Discovery Centre Association, Dr. Nick Hill, June Farnsworth, Dr. Richard Stern, Dr. Eric Mills, Kim Walker, Jeff Thompson, and members of the Brier Island Trails Committee.
Thank you to Wally and Joyce DeVries for the bench and financial assistance with aluminum framing, and thank you to DB Kenney for paying for the concrete pad to help support the signage.