Manuels River Natural Heritage Society Inc.


Business Number: 131719973RR0001

Our Mission

We preserve and interpret the natural, cultural and geological history of Manuels River through the development of educational, recreational and conservation opportunities. We own and operate the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre as well as the Manuels River trails system.

Manuels River is an internationally known site for fossilized trilobites and they can be found in the shale beds along the lower section of the river. A variety of specimens are on display in the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. 

About Manuels River Natural Heritage Society Inc.

MRNHS is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Manuels River. The Society was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1992, and is governed by a volunteer board of directors elected at an annual general meeting. 

Manuels River has become a key recreational resource for the Town of Conception Bay South and the region. Resources include internationally recognized geological formations and trilobite fossils, a variety of natural environments and some of the most tranquil settings to be found in the area.

To date, with the help of its supporters we have accomplished:

• Over 6 km of walking trails on the north and south side of the Manuels River

• Rotary lookout with three story boards with descriptive river layouts.

• New Gazebo next to campfire area

• Three welcoming archways to signal start of trail system

• Three steel pedestrian bridges

• Public Interpretative programs

What People Are Saying

"If you don't know how to do science, you just go here"

— Luke - age 5, Young Scientist and Camp Attendee

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