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    Descriptive info: .. Home.. |.. Our Projects.. Recycling.. Trails.. Newsletters.. Committee Info.. Photos.. Links.. Contact Us.. The Torbay Environment Trails Committee (TETC) is a volunteer community-based organization dedicated to the protection of natural areas and the preservation and promotion of walking trails in Torbay.. Active in the community now for over twenty years, the TETC reports to the Torbay Town Council and provides input and advice on environmental issues.. What's New.. Help the environment and fundraise for TETC.. Recycle unwanted cell phones, print cartridges, digital cmaeras, laptops etc.. in our.. THINK RECYCLE.. box located in the  ...   would like to get involved with the TETC, drop us a line.. You can volunteer on a project, attend a meeting, join the executive, come on a hike, or just give us your input.. We are always looking for new and interesting people and ideas.. All ages are welcome!.. Note.. TETC meets the first Thursday of every month (except July and December) at 8:15 pm in the Kinsmen Centre, Bauline Line.. The meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome.. To join our mailing list,.. e-mail the Torbay Environment Trails Committee..

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  • Title: TETC - Projects
    Descriptive info: Torbay's Green Living Initiative.. The Torbay Trail Mapping Project.. The Gully Project.. TETC Launches ‘Torbay’s Green Living Initiative’ (Sept.. 2006 to Sept 2007).. The TETC, with support from EcoAction, the Town of Torbay and community volunteers, has secured funding for a new environmental initiative.. The project, entitled Torbay’s Green Living Initiative, involves a number of different activities which focus on the environmental sustainability of the Town of Torbay.. These activities include community-based recycling, composting, rain-water capture, naturalization projects and public education.. In addition, we will  ...   market – encouraging residents to buy local.. -.. Top.. We are currently redeveloping the Torbay Tail maps to accomodate the by-pass road which has impacted our trail system in some locations.. This project is being done in partnership with students from MUN's Department of Geography under the supervision of Rodolphe Devillers.. What’s in it for Torbay?.. An easy-to-read trail map set, complete with timed trail loops, natural attractions, local history and folklore, and a large trail loop that will circumnavigate the Town!Check back for updates..

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    Descriptive info: How YOU can help.. Recycling in Torbay.. Did you know that Torbay has a large blue box outside the Town Hall for residents to deposit their beverage containers for recycling? Did you know that the money raised from recycling those containers adds up to about $2,000 per year and that money goes towards TETC projects? Lastly, did you realise that the work involved in recycling i.. e collecting the containers, removing tops, sorting them, counting them and delivering them to Evergreen Recycling has largely been done by one volunteer for the past 7 years?.. This is an amazing feat of dedication and hard work.. It's time we found more volunteers to take over this responsibility.. The blue box needs emptying about every 2 weeks.. It takes about 2 hours to do the sorting and counting and a bit more time ( and a truck or van) for delivery to Evergreen.. If you are able to help in any way or know of someone who would like to, please contact Helen Spencer at.. hspencer90@hotmail.. com.. It would be really great if we could make this into a team effort.. We hope to hear from you.. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…RETHINK.. A big part of reducing your household waste is producing less waste to begin with.. Remember the fourth “R” is rethink! Keep this in mind next time you’re tempted to buy that over-packaged take-out food or that plastic junk that you just don't need.. Recycling is great, but keep in mind the importance of reducing first.. Rethinking Household Waste.. While recycling is a great way to reduce your household waste, it still takes energy to produce and transport the things you use and more energy again to transport and recycle them.. The best waste management strategy is to produce  ...   jug of water in your fridge instead of buying bottled water or soda pop.. avoid buying things that don’t last long or that can’t be fixed.. Recycling in Torbay - Quick Options for Torbay Residents.. Drop your beverage containers off at one of the following:.. Large TETC Blue Bin (behind Town Hall).. PLEASE.. Remember to.. RINSE.. containers and.. REMOVE.. caps and garbage.. No milk cartons please.. Bring your recyclables directly to the recycle depots (see below for a list of depots in the area and what they accept).. Wait for your recyclables to be sorted and collect your refund, or drop them off and get your refund put on the TETC account.. All money collected through recycling goes towards the environmental initiatives of the TETC and the Torbay schools.. Beverage Containers.. The following is a list of recyclable beverage containers:.. Glass plastic beverage containers (green, clear, brown).. Glass plastic liquor containers (green, clear, brown).. Flavoured milk containers (not white or chocolate).. Flavoured soy milk containers (not plain).. Domestic beer bottles (donate to TETC or return to retailer).. Imported beer bottles.. Aluminum cans.. Steel juice cans.. Gable top / tetra paks.. Plastic drink pouches.. Ceramic bottles.. Cartons (bag in box wine).. Note: Because we do not pay a deposit on white and chocolate milk, plain soy milk or rice milk, these containers are not accepted at recycling depots.. Containers for concentrated liquids such as Purity syrup and lemon juice are not accepted.. Household plastics not accepted.. Ever Green Recycling.. Open Mon.. to Sat.. 9 - 4pm.. 858 Torbay Road.. (behind Ultimate Car Care).. CLOSED Mondays.. 92 Elizabeth Ave.. (Regatta Plaza).. Cowan Ave.. (corner of Cowan Waterford Bridge Rd.. ).. 79 Blackmarsh Road.. Beverage containers returned inside the building (domestic beer bottles not accepted - donate to TETC!)..

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  • Title: TETC - Hiking/Trails
    Descriptive info: Torbay Mail Trapping Project.. Walker's Maps of the Father Troy Trail.. Guided Hikes in Torbay.. Torbay Trail Mapping Project.. The TETC Mapping Project has developed a guide to hiking trails and footpaths within Torbay.. This is a working inventory of existing trails and we invite people to use the maps and give us their feedback.. We are also looking for any information on historical/traditional names of places, i.. e.. Dead Calf Ridge.. All the maps are pdf files.. First, the index map sized for 11x17 paper:.. Index map.. : Torbay Hiking Trails.. And 6 maps of specific areas (sized for 8.. 5x11 paper):.. Map 1.. (Bauline Line and north to Flatrock town line).. Map 2.. (Bauline Line to Indian Meal Line).. Map 3.. (North Pond to airport, St.. John's city line).. Map 4.. (Indian Meal Line to airport, Western Island Pond area).. Map 5.. (Torbay Bight area, Father Troy Trail).. Map 6.. (Torbay Gully, Motion, Jones Pond area).. The Father Troy Trail is the Torbay part of the.. East Coast Trail.. that is being developed to run continuously between Cape St.. Francis and Cape Race.. The Environment Trails Committee has produced a map of the Father Troy Trail, which is available in color or black white.. Click one of the small maps below to view the page-sized version.. Feel free to print the maps and share them with friends!.. The.. East Coast Trail Association.. also provides maps and descriptions of trails on the Avalon Peninsula.. TheTETC hosted an interpretive walk along the Father Troy Trail on Canada Day, Sunday, July  ...   November 18, 2001 about a dozen people and several pups hiked on the Father Troy Trail from Morris Avenue to the Beamer in Flatrock.. At the end of our trek, we enjoyed some hot cocoa with all the fixings.. On Sunday, April 21, 2002 about eight people and only one dog hiked to Moon Pond Ridge in Flatrock where there is a panoramic view from the top.. We were guided by Ross Traverse, who also organized the boil-up at Half Moon Pond on the way down.. On Sunday, May 26, 2002 we explored the South Pond wetland.. We went through some backcountry trails to the airport boundary and returned via a different trail to South Pond.. Unfortunately, not all the sights we saw were attractive.. On Sunday, June 23, 2002 we hiked to Jones Pond, an important wetland on the border of Torbay and Middle Cove.. On Friday, August 23, 2002 we had our first 'almost' full moon hike.. We met at the beach at 8 pm and about 20 people hiked to Gallow's Cove, then back to Tapper's Cove for a bonfire and ghost stories.. The weather was great and the moonlight led our way on the paths.. On Sunday, February 23, 2003, we had a winter hike guided by Sandy Sandeman along some winter trails in the area of Three Island Pond and Axes Pond.. The hike lasted nearly 3 hours and was enjoyed by humans and dogs alike.. For more information or if you would like to lead a hike, e-mail the.. TETC.. and we'll announce it here..

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    Descriptive info: The Environment Trails Committee's Newsletter is published semi-annually and distributed to mailboxes in Torbay.. Some past issues are available here as Adobe Acrobat.. pdf files:.. Fall 2011.. Winter 2011.. Spring 2010.. Summer 2009.. Winter 2009.. Summer 2007.. Winter 2007.. Fall 2006.. Spring 2006.. Fall 2004.. Spring 2003.. Fall 2002.. Spring 2002.. Fall 2001.. Spring 2001.. Fall 2000..

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    Descriptive info: Committee Info:.. TETC Terms of Reference (approved by council on 3 February 2003).. TETC Meeting Agendas and Minutes.. Awards and Funding News.. The Environment Committee meets the first Tursday of every month (except July and December) at 8:15 pm in the Kinsmen Centre, Bauline Line.. Agendas.. E-mail the Environment Committee.. if you would like a copy of the agenda for the next meeting.. Minutes from past meetings of the TETC are available here:.. Sept 2001.. Oct 2001.. Nov 2001.. Jan 2002.. Feb 2002.. Mar 2002.. Apr 2002.. May 2002.. June 2002.. Aug 2002.. Sept 2002.. no meeting.. Nov 2002.. Jan 2003.. Feb 2003.. Mar 2003.. Apr 2003.. May 2003.. June 2003.. Sept 2003.. Oct 2003.. Nov 2003.. Jan 2004.. Feb 2004.. Mar 2004.. Apr 2004.. May 2004.. June 2004.. Aug 2004.. Oct 2004.. Nov 2004.. Jan 2005.. Feb 2005.. Mar 2005.. Apr 2005.. May 2005.. June 2005.. Sept 2005.. Oct 2005.. Nov 2005.. Feb 2006.. Mar 2006.. Apr 2006.. May 2006.. June 2006.. Aug 2006..  ...   Apr 2010.. May 2010.. June 2010.. Oct 2010.. Nov 2010.. Jan 2011.. Feb 2011.. Mar 2011.. Apr 2011.. May 2011.. June 2011.. Aug 2011.. Sept 11.. Oct 2011.. Nov 2011.. Jan 2012.. Mar 2012.. Awards Funding News.. Awards.. Congratulations to Shirley Thorne who received a Parks and Recreation Association 30th Anniversary Award in 2002 designed to honour volunteers for their outstanding efforts and valuable contribution to local recreation and leisure services in the community.. Congratulations to Madeleine Florent who received a 2001 Provincial Environmental Award in the individual category for her work with the TETC.. Torbay: 1999 award for Best Municipality in Newfoundland for Environmental Effort.. Torbay: 1997 provincial winner in the Tidy Towns competition.. Torbay: National Finalist in the 1997 Communities in Bloom competition (scored 4 out of 5 blooms).. Torbay: 1997 Provincial Environmental Award administered by the Women's Institute.. Funding!.. The TETC has received funding from Environment Canada's EcoAction program for the Gully Project.. More details are available on the.. Gully Project Page..

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  • Title: TETC - Photos
    Descriptive info: View our.. Slide Show.. featuring Torbay and icebergs!.. See the.. Guided Hikes.. page for photos from our hikes around Torbay.. Please send some of your favorite Torbay photos to add here..

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    Descriptive info: Newfoundland Links:.. Torbay Town Council.. Iceberg Finder.. Torbay Museum and Heritage Committee.. Traverse Gardens.. - our local garden center it's guru Ross Traverse.. Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.. Multi-Materials Stewardship Board.. -learn about recycling in NF.. MUN Botanical Garden.. -virtual tour, events, gardening tips and more.. Newfoundland Horticultural Society.. -useful information for all local gardeners.. Newfoundland Department of Environment.. Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador.. Protected Areas Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.. Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.. Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network.. Other Links:.. North American Waterfowl Management Plan.. is an  ...   is a conservation planning organization involved with land acquisition, conservation easements, planning and education.. Health Canada's.. Healthy Lawn.. site has lots of information about reduced risk pest management and pest prevention strategies for your lawn.. Canadian Wildlife Federation.. Sierra Legal Defence Fund.. David Suzuki Foundation.. Tantramar Wetlands Centre, New Brunswick.. Nature Conservancy, Canada.. Stewardship Canada.. - this site includes a directory of stewardship organizations, funders and links to web sites.. Evergreen.. - a not-for-profit environmental organization with lots of information on how to "Bring Nature Back to Your City".. Trans Canada Trail..

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    Descriptive info: Mail:.. Torbay Environment Trails Committee, P.. O.. Box 1160, Torbay, NL A1K 1K4.. Email:.. torbayetc@gmail.. To join our mailing.. email the Torbay Environment Trails Committee..

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  • Title: TETC - Projects
    Descriptive info: The TETC Gully Project.. The Gully Project steering committee, a sub-committee of the Torbay Environment and Trails Committee, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and sustainable management of the Torbay Gully.. Due to its location the gully has major potential for education and interpretation.. Protection through stewardship and increased awareness is essential to saving the wetland.. Our Mission.. The Gully.. Supporting Partners.. Virtual Tour.. Guestbook.. The Torbay Environment and Trails Committee strives to preserve and protect Torbay’s Gully area as a valuable and fragile ecosystem that has intrinsic value.. It also seeks to maximize the contribution that the Gully makes to residents: aesthetic, social, environmental, and economic.. The committee undertakes its efforts for the sake of residents of Torbay - in particular its youth and seniors - and for future generations.. Through its stewardship, educational, development, and interpretative work, in and around the Gully, the Committee seeks to engender an strong environmental ethic amongst local residents that will inform decisions about the future of the community.. The Committee also strives to maximize community participation in its work and to build strong partnerships.. The Gully is an important wetland located in the busiest section of Torbay, one of the fastest growing towns in Newfoundland.. Adjacent to both Holy Trinity Elementary and High schools and a number of businesses, it is a critical ecological area.. Due to its location it has major potential for education and interpretation.. The residents of Torbay are fortunate in having a Council who indicated support for preserving the town's wetland resources by signing a Habitat Management Plan in Torbay boasts an intricate tapestry of waterways weaving throughout the town and surrounding areas, many containing populations of Rainbow Trout.. These trout are not found anywhere else on the island in such numbers, thus creating a rare situation that needs to be both promoted and protected.. Flora and Fauna.. When traversing the Gully Wetland, the first thing one notices is the abundance of lush vegetation ranging from marsh grasses and lily pads to boreal forest.. To  ...   Ducks Unlimited were assembled by Holy Trinity High School and are located on the Gully and throughout the community.. The generosity of the Torbay residents and locally owned businsses, such as Bridie Molloys, is alive and well with the proceeds of recyclable items dropped off at Nova Recycling and Evergreen going to the Gully Project.. To participate in the program, let Nova know the proceeds with be donated to the Gully Project or give our office a call to pick up your recyclables.. Negative Impacts.. Various activities in and around the Gully can impact the natural wetland ecosystem.. These include infilling, habitat loss, trash and pollution, deforestation, and water demand.. Fortunately most of these alterations can be minimized and even restored with a concerted effort and the Torbay Environment and Trails Committee has begun this task.. Quicktime VR Instructions.. To use the virtual tour, once the image loads, place your mouse in the center of the image, click the left mouse button, and while holding the button down, drag your mouse either to the left or to the right.. The scenery in the window will rotate in the direction you moved the mouse to simulate the view that you would receive if you stood in one spot in the room and rotated 360 degrees.. You can zoom in and zoom out on the image.. By pressing and holding the "shift" key on your keyboard you can zoom in, and you can use the "control" key to zoom out.. The TETC wishes to acknowledge the generous support provided by its many partners including:.. Environment Canada.. The Town of Torbay.. Holy Trinity Schools.. Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador.. Ted Sandeman.. Shell Canada.. Eastern Habitat Joint Venture.. Bridie Molloy's Pub.. Wade Company.. Nature Conservancy of Canada.. Ducks Unlimited.. Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland.. Royal Bank (Torbay Branch).. Heritage Committee.. Torbay Library.. Newfoundland Power.. Working together to preserve and restore the wetland environment in the heart of Torbay.. Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames..

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  • Title: MINUTES
    Descriptive info: MINUTES.. TORBAY ENVIRONMENT TRAILS COMMITTEE MEETING.. Kinsmen Centre, Wednesday, November 28, 2001.. Present:.. Shirley Thorne (Chair).. Madeleine Florent (Secr).. Mike Wawrzkow (Treas).. Michele DuRand.. Gerard Dunphy.. Francis Thorne.. Marion Crowley.. Paul Snelgrove.. Harvey Best.. Evan Edinger.. Sandy Sandeman.. 1.. Introductions and Consideration of Agenda.. Introductions were made.. The agenda was circulated and approved.. 2.. Minutes of the Last Meeting.. The minutes of October 31 were approved with a couple of corrections in item 1.. 1: Mr.. Doyle will be sending his letter of support directly to EcoAction.. It was EHJV that walked the Gully not the Conservation Corps.. 3.. Business Arising from the Minutes:.. 1.. Trail’s End - Status of Development Plan.. The Plan is still under development.. Once it has been revised to Council’s satisfaction, it will be forwarded to the appropriate government departments, including EHJV, for review and comment.. It is important that the restrictions regarding development in the buffer zones are included as part of the legal deeds to ensure the information is passed on to future owners.. Council has met with the developer on this.. However, the committee still has some concerns that the realtor may not be taking the restrictions seriously; for example, prospective buyers are told that all unmotorized watercrafts and skidoos will be allowed free access to the pond.. Since there is to be only a public access to the pond, buyers might incorrectly assume that they can build.. boathouses or docks.. Harvey will draft a letter to Council outlining our continuing concerns.. Lots are going quickly; seven of the eleven lots on the pond have already been sold.. 2.. Habitat Management Plan - Status.. The Mayor has met with Bob Schmiedendorf to clarify a few points and the final plan will soon be available.. There might be a signing ceremony with the Minister.. 3.. Walk on Father Troy Trail to the Beamer, November 18.. Twelve people participated in the walk which was very enjoyable.. If the weather holds, we will have a walk to Jones’ Pond on Boxing Day, including a boil-up, starting at 1pm.. Madeleine will send out the usual notices.. 4.. Location of TETC Meetings.. We will continue to meet at the Kinsmen Centre on the last Wednesday of each month and try to start around 8:15pm if possible (the Centre is booked for Brownies until then).. This is considered the best choice as we don’t want to change the date of the meetings and the Kinsmen is the preferred available location.. 5.. Recreation Committee.. It is important that we have better ties with the Recreation Committee and that we share information about our activities.. We will provide them with copies of our minutes and a copy of our terms of reference when they are approved.. Madeleine will send a letter to the chair inviting Tina or other representative to our meetings on a regular basis.. We will also discuss with them whether our committee should attend Recreation Committee meetings.. TETC.. - 2 -.. members should also make a point of attending the public hearings being planned by the Recreation Committee in the new year.. 6.. Newsletter.. Copies of the draft newsletter were distributed.. It went to the printer this morning along with the Town’s and the Recreation Committee’s.. 4.. New Business.. TETC Web Site.. Our web site is up and running.. The site is impressive and is the result of a lot of work by Michele.. Registration  ...   a poster.. The committee agreed to spend up to $100 for printing.. c).. Walk through the Gully.. : Shirley, Sandy, Harvey and Madeleine will walk through the Gully on Tuesday, starting at 10:30 am to take water level measurements.. This can then be compared to those measurements taken in July-August.. ATV Issue.. Gerard distributed a draft letter to Council on the ATV problem for review.. It is hoped that bringing this issue before the Council and the RNC again will result in stepped up enforcement as it did two years ago.. The letter should refer to previous efforts made to improve the problem and acknowledge that this is a difficult issue with no easy solution.. The main cause are lack of adequate enforcement by the RNC and by parents.. We will suggest that the town raise the issue with the province and consider hiring a private firm like the town of Paradise has done.. Perhaps our enforcement officer could contact staff in Paradise to get details on their monitoring program.. Another possibility is having the enforcement officer take photographs when infractions are spotted.. The letter will be revised and forwarded to Council within the next couple of weeks.. Letter to Provincial Government re Dumping of Asphalt on Carter Property.. While we are not very hopeful, it was agreed that we would like to send a letter to the provincial government asking for confirmation that the asphalt poses no risk to the Gully, or at least putting on the record that the dumping occurred and they will be responsible should problems develop in the future.. Madeleine will run this idea past Bob Codner and get approval for a letter to be sent either signed by him or by us.. - 3 -.. Tender for Dam at North Pond.. Shirley will speak to Bob Codner about plans to let a tender in the spring for the construction of a new dam at North Pond.. We need to know if this new dam will impact on the current water supply to the Gully and whether he has consulted with EHJV.. 7.. TETC Budget.. Mike submitted a budget of $4580 for our committee for 2002.. Either Shirley or Mike will attend the Council budget meeting tomorrow night at 7pm.. 8.. Two representatives of the ECTA attended the last Council meeting and presented the town with a framed copy of the charter signed by all mayors at the official opening of the trail last September.. Madeleine attended the launching of the ECTA’s first guide book recently.. There will eventually be a total of 8 books.. On November 12, the Mayor sent a letter to Ralph Wiseman, Minister of the Environment, confirming our town’s support for the development of the northern section of the trail.. 9.. Property Beautification Awards/Community Recognition Program Sub-Committee.. This item was deferred.. 5.. Meetings Attended by Committee Representatives.. Council Meetings: November 13 and 26.. Michele DuRand attended on November 13 and Madeleine on November 26.. Heritage Committee Meeting, November 8.. Madeleine attended the November 8 meeting.. Sandy Sandeman volunteered to attend the next meeting which will take place on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm at Liddy’s.. 6.. Date of Next Meeting and Adjournment.. The next meeting will take place on January 30, 2002, at 8:15 pm at the Kinsmen Centre.. The meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.. Recorded by Madeleine Florent.. Return to the.. Torbay Environment &Trails Committee Meeting Information Page..

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