TRURO – Nearly $49,000 has been earmarked by Colchester County council this year to fund community trail programs.
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 Association 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 Association is to receive $324 to install culverts and provide crusher dust as part of the continuation of a previous project.
All approvals, which totalled $48,793, are subject to the various clubs or groups receiving grants from other funding sources.