Adopt-a-trail program

Become a South Whiteshell Trail Ambassador!

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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 (swtainfo@gmail.com). This may include…

    • Major or minor erosion

    • Signage maintenance and needs

    • Downed trees

    • 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?

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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 swtainfo@gmail.com 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.

THANK YOUS

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

    • Deborah Kuhl-Magnusson

  • MARSH TRAIL

    • Robert and Suzanne Champagne

  • FIVE OF DIAMONDS MTB TRAIL

    • Cris LaBossiere

    • Ryan Gemmel

    • Caleigh Christie

  • WEST HAWK TO FALOMA TRAIL

    • Gary Turnbull

    • Murray Coates and Moose the Dog

  • LOST LAKE TRAIL

    • Dan and Maureen Barchyn

  • FALCON SOUTH SHORE TRAIL

    • Caleigh Christie

    • Shawn Kettner

    • Robert and Suzanne Champagne

    • Mike Qua and Joanne Zuk

    • Brad and Clare Refvik

    • Stephanie Miller

    • Blair Mineault

  • WEST HAWK TO CADDY LAKE TRAIL

    • Danielle Klatt

  • BLUE HIGHWAY MTB TRAIL

    • Robert Champagne

Photograph of the Marsh Trail by local cottager Breanne Hearsum of  Hearsum Photography

Photograph of the Marsh Trail by local cottager Breanne Hearsum of Hearsum Photography