We extend a warm welcome to Noah, Aysha, Andrew, and Kevin, the newest members of our Trail Crew! The FVMBA applied for and received a second Community Workforce Response Grant which funds their work with us for eight weeks. Funding for this grant is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.
Not deterred by the cold wet weather, the crew started their first week at Bear Mountain. They tackled another problem section on Merv’s, digging drains and ditches and building a couple small bridges to separate the water from the trail.
The crew is also working to reroute Moon Rock now that forestry operations are complete. Work on Moon Rock is incomplete and the trail is not yet open, more to come!
When snow levels dropped lower, making work at higher elevations too challenging, the crew headed to Vedder to begin prepping woodwork for some new features and rebuilds of features on Dilemma.
We are very grateful for government funding opportunities such as this Youth – Community partnership program through the Community Workforce Response Grants that enable us to hire a short term crew to care for the trails.