Build-a-Metre of trail returns

Build-a-Metre-of-Trail campaign is back to raise $50,000 in support of regional greenway trail projects.

In celebration of the Shuswap Trail Alliance’s 10th Anniversary, the Build-a-Metre-of-Trail campaign is back to raise $50,000 in support of regional greenway trail projects.

At an average of $15 – $20/metre, that equals over 2,500 metres of new trails for walking, cycling, equestrian, and winter nordic use in the Shuswap.

“We’re building on the circle of partners now committed to creating serious greenway solutions for walking, cycling, and other forms of healthy active travel throughout the region,” says Winston Pain, Shuswap Trail Alliance board chairperson.

Every dollar raised goes toward building new trails and taking care of existing ones. They help to leverage partnership funding, hire seasonal trail crews and support volunteers.

In 2014, regional partners worked with the Shuswap Trail Alliance to leverage over $100,000 in in-kind support for new and upgraded trails, trail signs, maintenance, and planning for new projects. Trails and communities in every part of the region benefited.

To support the work of the Shuswap Trail Alliance and regional partners, visit www.shuswaptrails.com and follow the Build-a-Metre links on the home page.

All contributions are charitable and tax deductible.