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Birds Hill Park Advocates Awarded $25K for Trail Restoration

November 27, 2013 11:52 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Birds Hill Provincial Park (FILE)

Birds Hill Provincial Park (FILE)

The Friends of Birds Hill Park have received a $25,000 grant to fund their Cedar Bog Trail Restoration project.

The funding comes from Shell’s FuellingChange program, which doled out $1 million to Canadian environmental projects as chosen by its customers.

“This funding will be key to helping our volunteers work to help sustain the Park’s ecosystem,” said Lesley Anne Fuga, of the Friends of Birds Hill Park.

The support will allow Friends of Birds Hill Park to collaborate on producing educational materials and to study the development of an ecological restoration plan for the park’s most heavily used trail.

The Cedar Bog Trail goes through various unique habitats and over time some areas of the trail have been degraded. The Friends are working in cooperation with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship and park staff to determine the extent and degree of human impact and develop a plan to rehabilitate degraded areas.