A group expanding trails, including in the Enderby area, will be hard at work over the winter.
Using senior government funding, the Shuswap Trail Alliance has launched a five-month work experience program targeting winter trails.
“The intention is to work with partner organizations to promote getting people outside and on trails during the winter months,” said Phil McIntyre-Paul, co-ordinator.
“It’s also about creating work experience opportunities in our local communities.”
Already, the six-person field team and the three-person office team has worked on the Enderby Cliffs trail. There has also been work done in the South Shuswap, Salmon Arm and Malakwa.
A few things to watch for include a winter extension of the fall hiking series to introduce snowshoers to local trails, a new social media campaign to get more people linked online and the field team keeping trails throughout the region open for winter use.
The teams will also learn how to use GPS units in the field.