Submitted by NAEC | Apr 27, 2017

North Addington is proud of its forested backyard, and soon it will host an interpretive walking trail for students and staff. Emma Fuller, a grade 12 student, is pairing Graphic Design and Biology to create ten signs that will inform trail walkers about the ecology and natural history of eastern Ontario. Last Thursday, Fuller accepted a generous grant from the Limestone Learning Foundation that will help pay for a large part of the project. “It is a unique trail that will benefit all our students from Kindergarten to Grade 12,” said Fuller. “We are really excited to be doing this project.”

Fuller is a park naturalist in Bon Echo Provincial Park during the summer and has shared her passion for the environment with her peers. As the founding member of “Enviro-Pro Hyper-Force,” NAEC’s earth-conscious student group, she organized a trail clean-up for Earth Day last Friday. Fuller, Cassidy Wilson, Greg Garey and Ryan Cruickshank walked the 3.5 km trail cleaning up litter on their lunch hour. “It was nice to be a part of this for earth day and to know that we are making a difference,” said Wilson, “and it was a nice walk.”

Stay tuned for more details about the grand opening of the Viking Trail in June.

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