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Kolapore wilderness trails

Kolapore Heritage Hikes - Ecology Hike

  • 01 Oct 2023
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • Kolapore Uplands Parking Lot, 495445 Grey Rd. 2, Ravenna

The Ecology Hike is the seventh and final KWTA Heritage Hike celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Kolapore Trails.

Come and learn about the ferns, lichens, bushes, wildflowers, birds, and animals that comprise the fragile and complex web of the understory.

Hike Leader is Brian Popelier.

Brian works with the Bruce Trail Conservancy as a senior ecologist. He is the BTC Land Stewardship Coordinator where he performs ecological inventories - which include breeding bird surveys, frog call surveys and Species at Risk surveys - on over 14,000 acres of BTC managed land. His experience encompasses authoring and leading property management plans, ecological restoration plans and invasive species management for BTC properties as well as supporting BTC clubs in stewardship, encroachment and ecological issues.

Brian holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Biology from Trent University as well as certificates in Ecological Land Classification, bird and plant identification, Butternut Health Assessment, Ontario Pesticide Forestry License and Ontario Wetland Evaluation. He can often be found in the forests and watersheds of Ontario hiking, fishing, botanizing or simply enjoying nature’s beauty.

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

Time: 9:00am. Rain or shine.

Duration: 3 hours

Route: Kolapore Church to the Gulch – approximately 3 kilometers

You will be asked to sign a waiver at the parking lot.

The Heritage Hiking Series is free to all participants. A donation - either cash in the donation box at the Grey Rd. 2 parking lot or e-transfer to – is welcome.

Participation in the Ecology Hike is capped at 25. Spaces fill up quickly so please sign up soon at this link:

If you have any questions please email Hike Coordinator Nancy Harvey at

See you on the trails.

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