Waterfront Trail Rotary Community Action Team Cleans Up Waterfront and Hosts Trail Info Fair with Help from Trans Canada Trail Grant

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Marina Park on May 30 2024
Marina Park on May 30 2024

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Today, on International Trails Day, the Waterfront Trail Rotary Community Action Team organized a community waterfront trail clean-up and hosted a Trails Info Fair at the Marina Waterfront Plaza. With $1,250 in funding from Trans Canada Trail’s Trail Care program, WTRCAT is helping to care for the world’s longest trail network @ 28,000 km!

“Trail Care Day embodies the spirit of grassroots stewardship. Communities can shape their local trail experience while contributing to the collective preservation of Canada’s iconic trail network,” says Mathieu Roy, CEO at Trans Canada Trail. “There’s something extremely special about a national effort to care for the Trail that connects us all.”

Trails Info Fair participants included Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, EcoSuperior, Special Olympics Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario Recreational Trails Association, Casque Isles Hiking Trail Group, Lake Superior Remedial Action Plan, Thunder Bay Hiking Association, and Friends of Grain Elevators. Visitors learned about the benefits of trails, future trail plans, where to access trails, how to care for Lake Superior, participated in waterfront planting and a scavenger hunt, and cleaned things up to keep trails safe and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

“It’s fantastic that Trans Canada Trail supports local initiatives like ours,” says local organizer and WTRCAT member Deborah Shannon. “We’re promoting existing trails while advocating for the planned Waterfront Trail expansion so citizens and visitors can have better access to our amazing Lake Superior. Safe, accessible trails make it easier for everyone to access the outdoors.”

Local Trails Info Fair prizes generously donated by Sobey’s Canada and Tim Horton’s Canada –longstanding donors and supporters of Special Olympics. Trans Canada Trails Trail Care initiative is supported by Columbia Sportswear and Toyota Canada.

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