Colchester County trail groups approved for municipal grants

Harry Sullivan
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TRURO – Nearly $49,000 has been earmarked by Colchester County council this year to fund community trail programs.

Community trail funding

Council recently approved providing $11,654 to the Colchester-Five Islands ATV Club to upgrade an existing three-kilometre trail, including the provision of ditching and culverts.

The Kenomee Trail Society received approval for $10,000 for signage and other upgrades to the Kenomee Canyon Trail.

The Tatamagouche Area Trails Assoc. is in line to receive $6,088 to repair two large stone culverts in Bayhead, as well as an additional $1,900 for maintenance and repairs to the Butter Trail and the north shore portion of the Canada Trail.

The North Shore ATV Club is to receive $7,991 to upgrade a 1.5-kilometre section of the Gully Lake Trail while the North Shore Snowmobile Club is to receive $5,562 for construction of a new, two-kilometre section of SANs trail 411 and re-routing of another portion.

The North Shore ATV group was also approved for an additional $2,909 for annual trail maintenance.

Council also approved $2,365 to the Cumberland Snowmobile Club to replace signage on trails within Colchester County.

And the Brule Community Centre Assoc. is to receive $324 to install culverts and provide crusher dust as part of the continuation of a previous project.

All approvals, which totaled $48,793, are subject to the various clubs or groups receiving grants from other funding sources.

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Organizations: The North, Kenomee Trail Society, Canada Trail North Shore Snowmobile Club Cumberland Snowmobile Club Brule Community Centre

Geographic location: Colchester County, Bayhead

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