Become a South Whiteshell Trail Ambassador!
Are you a frequent user of the South Whiteshell Trail? Are you wanting to find a fun and active way to give back to the community? If so… you should join the brand new Adopt-a-Trail Program!
The Adopt-a-Trail Program is a low commitment, volunteer network of South Whiteshell Trail users who take ownership on sections of the trail to help with lite maintenance upkeep and reporting on larger issues. It’s a chance for community members to come together, celebrate the trails and take ownership of them while connecting with a network of other enthusiastic trail users!
What does it mean to be an Ambassador?
You, as a Trail Ambassador, will adopt a section of SW trail to keep an eye on. Preferably one that you travel on often.
While you use the trail, you will help to clean off small debris such as litter and small branches.
For any larger maintenance needs, you will report them (with pictures) by email to the SWTA (email@example.com). This may include…
Major or minor erosion
Signage maintenance and needs
Motorized vehicle use or vandalism
Major ruts or other damages
SWTA will then assess the reports and forward maintenance requirements to Sustainable Development who are responsible for ongoing trail maintenance on all South Whiteshell Trails.
You will also be in the loop about all the great initiatives that the SWTA works on throughout the year including fun events, trail building parties, fundraising drives, group rides/walks and more!
Who can sign up?
Anyone! It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, a local or cottager, a biker or hiker, everyone who uses the trails regularly can get involved. The only requirement is that you have access to internet so you can submit reports via email or through our website. It certainly helps if you can attach photos, but is not mandatory.
trail sections available for adoption!
The following trail sections are still looking for parents! Sign up today!
West Hawk Lake townsite to the Ontario boarder
Penniac Bay to Caddy Lake Resort
Mantario Connector Trail
How do I sign up?
Ready to become a SWTA Trail Ambassador? Awesome! Please just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, cell phone number and South Whiteshell address and our program coordinator will be happy to give you a call to determine what section of trail will be best for you to adopt. There is no term commitment to adopting a trail, and you are free to give up your section at any time.
We would like to thank all of the trail ambassadors so far for their hard work and dedication with helping maintain the South Whiteshell Trail. Keep up the good work and will be seeing you out on the trails!
FALCON NORTH SHORE TRAIL
Robert and Suzanne Champagne
FIVE OF DIAMONDS MTB TRAIL
WEST HAWK TO FALOMA TRAIL
Murray Coates and Moose the Dog
LOST LAKE TRAIL
Dan and Maureen Barchyn
FALCON SOUTH SHORE TRAIL
Robert and Suzanne Champagne
Mike Qua and Joanne Zuk
Brad and Clare Refvik
WEST HAWK TO CADDY LAKE TRAIL
BLUE HIGHWAY MTB TRAIL