Federal funds for trails

Mushrooms
Mushrooms on the Swift Creek Trail, consult a book before attempting to dine on any mushrooms!

Submitted by Cathy McLeod, MP

Ten million dollars will be available between now and 2016 to help expand and rehabilitate Canada’s snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and non-motorized trail system.

The federal government has recently launched the National Recreational Trails Program, a partnership between the government and the National Trails Coalition. The program makes $10 million available for projects to expand and improve recreational and multi-use trails, says Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo in a release.

“By investing in trail infrastructure, the Government of Canada is encouraging job creation, linking communities and increasing recreational opportunities for Canadians,” said McLeod.

The government says now that the National Recreational Trails Program is “open for business,” local trail organizations across Canada are invited to submit project proposals directly to the National Trails Coalition over the next 45 days. The Coalition is responsible for selecting and approving projects.

Application forms and guidelines are available on the Coalition’s website, at www.ntc-canada.ca. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014.