The Columbia Basin Trust has just announced the recipients of its latest trail enhancement grants, which will support 22 new trail improvement projects across 18 communities in the basin.
The projects are focused on building new trails, enhancing and repairing existing ones, strengthening amenities and trailhead facilities, increasing accessibility for a variety of users, addressing environmental issues, and incorporating Indigenous cultural or heritage values.
“The Columbia Basin is lucky to have so many spectacular trails that immerse people in nature while exploring local communities,” said the Trust’s Manager of Delivery of Benefits Michelle d’Entremont.
“Getting out there is good for our physical and mental well-being, and we thank all the individuals and groups that maintain these trails.”
The trust is providing $725,000 of funding for these projects, plus wage subsidies for organizations to hire trail workers, resulting in the creation of 45 short-term jobs. Four of these jobs have been designated for Revelstoke organizations, including one for the Revelstoke Cycling Association and three for the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club.