We arrived to work at the Nine Mile River Trail tonight to discover that the solar floodlights that we installed on the trailhead kiosk to light the parking lot for anyone using the trail in the evening were stolen. One was pried right off, damaging the wood underneath.
It’s unlikely that anyone here will know the hoods that stole them, but you never know… if you know anyone who this week has come into possession of two solar floodlights, they are probably ours.
Let them know that the trail is not managed by the province or the municipality - it’s not like they’re stealing from an organization with lots of money and manpower. The Nine Mile River Trail is all volunteers. Any money raised is through donation, or the pursuit of grants. Most of the work done is by volunteers.
Let them know we’d much rather turn a negative into a positive. We’d like the individual(s) who stole the lights to return them, and rather than use their energy to damage the trail, why not take that energy and help to make it better? We’ve got lots of projects that could use extra hands and legs, so we invite them to work with us as volunteers to help make a positive difference for our community.