Shuswap trail report email hotline now up and running

The Shuswap Trail Alliance has put a call out to all trail users to report on how the trails are holding up out there.

  • Jul. 21, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Melting snow, record rainfall, floods, and high winds all take their toll on our regional network of greenway trails, but a determined network of trail stewards keep the pathways open for travel every season.

And you can help.

The Shuswap Trail Alliance has put a call out to all local and visiting trail users to report on how the trails are holding up out there through a new trail report hotline.

The hotline is located at trailreport@shuswaptrails.com and acts as a central clearing house to help get notes on trail conditions, maintenance issues, and environmental and safety needs to the right place for response.

“We recognized there are already an incredible number of people out on the trails wanting to help,” says Carmen Massey with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, “the email hotline is a simple way to connect everyone.”

The trail report hotline was created as part of the wider Shuswap Trail Stewardship program being developed throughout the region. The project is being supported in part by a community grant through Mountain Equipment Co-op, and working partnerships with CSRD Parks, BC Parks, Rec Sites and Trails BC, and local trail stewardship groups.

The Shuswap Trail Alliance has developed training, resource materials, and an annual schedule for regional trail maintenance and planning.

“It’s a pilot program and a work-in-progress,” acknowledges Massey, noting success will now rest in a commitment by regional partners to continue support for the program.