GANDER, NL – The piercing sound of chainsaws and sight of fallen trees at Gander’s old townsite will continue for now, then pause when winter sets in.
The Gander Heritage Committee has a project underway to increase visibility of the former townsite from the circulatory road, according to office coordinator Paddy Penney.
Storyboards will be added to those currently on site, and damaged panels will be replaced.
“Cutting and clearing the trees will take place until mid-December – that’s what we are aiming for, and … will recommence in late spring,” Penney said.
“Anything that is not birch will be cut and cleared, unless they are uprooted and a danger to pedestrian walking, as well as (trees) with a dead top that could crack off and fall on someone.”
Penney advises people using the trail to stay on the actual trail and not venture off until the area is cleaned up.
Funding for this project is from the provincial and federal governments under a Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) grant.