Friends and family of Kleon Swahn (aka Klinger) have rallied together to incorporate a walking trail in his memory.
Kleon was born and raised in Rose Valley and spent a lot of his childhood years at Marean Lake. He married Jamie Schweitzer from Archerwill and had two children, Braden and Kiana. He worked his dream job with SaskPower for 23 years until he was killed in a workplace accident on Dec. 20, 2014. They resided in Saskatoon but spent any time they could at their cabin at Marean Lake. He was a great man and deserves a great legacy.
The trail will be 8 kms in length and join the two communities of Marean Lake and Greenwater Lake. It will meander through dense bush mostly in Greenwater Park and have scenic views of the lake and shoreline.
There are six smaller bridges planned as well as a large 40’ bridge. The trail will consist of base gravel with crusher dust topping. There will be rest areas along the way with sponsor benches provided. This trail is greatly needed in the area as people now walk on the grid roads which are dusty and dangerous.
The local trail group has received permission from all parties involved and hope to begin construction in early 2020. This project is a labour of love and has been two years in the making.
You can donate to this project at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/saskatchewan-trails-association-inc/.