STA AGM scheduled March 30

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Our AGM will feature a presentation on the Beaver Flat 50 Trail Run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park/Photo: Russell Hodgins.

Trail builders, administrators and enthusiasts will be gathering at Meewasin Valley Authority on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. for the STA’s AGM. It’s the ultimate networking event to discuss trails and outdoor recreational activities. The fee is $25 and you can register by contacting info@sasktrails.ca.

The AGM features a fantastic group of presenters and there’s also an opportunity for interested persons to step forward and join our volunteer board of directors. If you’re interested in running for the board, contact Pat Rediger at prediger@sasktrails.ca.

Whether you’re part of a trail group or just love the outdoors, we’d love to see you attend our AGM.

Presenters include:

Jeff and Warren Dudar, Prairie Sky: Jeff and Warren will be discussing the Beaver Flat 50 Trail Run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. The run courses 2,300 meters of vertical gain across 50 kilometers with almost 8,000 feet of total climb. Because the prairies are thought of as only flat, the event is marketed as #anythingbutflat.

Joe Milligan, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport: Saskatchewan’s Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, including the historic Churchill River system, is a world class destination for thousands of canoeist, kayakers and anglers from across the world. It is also home to multiple First Nations communities whose people continue to use the land as they have for thousands of years. With all of this activity one of the biggest challenges is dealing with human waste. In this presentation we’ll look at how technology and partnership is being used to address this to the benefit of all.

Info needed on shovel ready projects for federal funding request

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National Trails Coalition (NTC) board members recently met with various Members of Parliament and civil servants about funding for trail projects. One question the board received was, “What shovel ready projects exist at this time?” This is a good indicator of interest and the NTC would like to be able to provide this information as soon as possible.

The NTC is looking for the following information from trail builders and administrators on upcoming projects:

1. Description of projects – number of kilometres, what is being done (new, refurbished), infrastructure installed/refurbished, which trail groups can use it? Etc.
2. Estimated cost
3. Do you have a permit (for new work or existing work) – municipal, landowner, provincial?
4. Do you have confirmation of matching dollars?
5. Is the work started / when would it start?
6. Estimated completion

Please contact info@sasktrails.ca if you have information to share.