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New volunteer program launches in the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands

If you love the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands then a new program will allow you take greater care of it. - Photo submitted
If you love the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands then a new program will allow you take greater care of it.
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Have you ever been walking, running, or riding trails and noticed that the Beaver Lodge needs a bit of “TLC?”

Now’s your chance to become more involved. Greenways Land Trust, who just signed a trail maintenance agreement with the Ministry of Forests in April, is launching an Adopt-a-Trail program in the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands (BLFL).

This program encourages trail users to take ownership and promote our local trails. Many people are already unsung heroes of the BLFL. This is an opportunity for these heroes to gain some recognition and encourage more volunteers to join the recreation community and build trail stewardship.

You may be wondering what you are required to do if you adopt. The mission of the program is “Inspect, Maintain, Report.” Inspect if there is anything out of place, vandalised, or structures being built when walking your trail. Maintain the trail by keeping it clear of garbage, debris, vegetation and trail brushing with hand tools. Report your activities and observations to GLT.

Your help will ensure that the Beaver Lodge Forest Lands stay healthy, beautiful, and safe! This is a great opportunity for school groups, recreation groups/clubs, youth groups, businesses, families or individuals.

It is a one year commitment and they won’t send you out unprepared – before starting you will receive a thorough orientation and the tools that you may need.

For more information, contact Greenways Land Trust at 205-287-3785 or e-mail stewardship@greenwaystrust.ca.

You can also find more information online at www.greenwaystrust.ca including a map of adoptable trails and registration form.  BC Hydro provided funding for this pilot project through the Community Relations Grant program.

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