Armstrong society plans for trail development

The Armstrong/Spallumcheen Trails Society is now up and running.

Efforts to establish trails in Armstrong/Spallumcheen are on track.

The Armstrong/Spallumcheen Trails Society is now up and running. Formerly known as part of Active Communities or the Trails Committee before that, a new burst of interest precipitated a decision to form a non-profit organization.

“We feel we will be able to go about the business of continuing to build and maintain trails more readily as a society,” said Jill de la Salle, society president. “Not only will we now be able to apply for grants but can accept donations and membership fees as well.”

New members are welcome and can buy a membership and fill out a waiver by attending the next meeting on March 17 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of Norval Arena on Park Drive in Armstrong or by visiting the newly launched website astrailssociety.com. Petra Bader serves as secretary of the society, Keith McDonald is treasurer and directors are Ken Chapman and Peter Rotzettes.

“A logo contest for the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Trails Society as well as our first hiking event will be held in the spring,” said de la Salle. “Plans are also underway for 2015 to upgrade existing trails and plan additional trails.”

The society welcomes any volunteers who would like to assist with trail work.