Friends Planning Busy Trails Season

Ribbon Creek trail work

Friends of Kananaskis Country crew working on Ribbon Creek. Photo Alf Skrastins.

Friends of Kananaskis Country, High Rockies Trail and ESRD are planning an exceptional year of flood and non-flood related trail projects for 2015. Chairman, Derek Ryder, is projecting 45-50 volunteer trail days, 30% more than last year. They are, of course, looking for volunteers. You don’t have to be a pick-axe wielding strongman — volunteers are needed for many levels of activity, from reporting on trail conditions to digging drainage ditches. Some of the tasks from least to most strenuous are:

  • Litter pickup, maintaining culverts and ditches, hand pruning and disposal, and trail condition reporting.
  • Small drainage ditching and deadfall removal with hand tools, and repair/replace signage.
  • Trail surfacing, bridge repair, digging/clearing drainage ditches, and large deadfall removal.

Please don’t just show up for a project. Go to Friends of Kananaskis Country website and sign up so there will be sufficient tools and equipment, and so you can be notified if there’s a change in plan.

Here are some of the projects planned so far:
Sat, May 2: Highway Clean Up (families welcome)
Fri, May 22: Jumping Pound Ridge (North)
Sat, May 23: Jumping Pound Ridge (North)
Sun, May 31: Canmore Nordic Centre
Sat, June 13: Diamond T
Wed, July 15: Prairie Creek
Sat, July 18: Prairie Creek
Sat, Aug 15: Jumping Pound Ridge

More projects will be posted on their website in the coming months.

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