Thirty-five trail projects across the province are sharing in nearly $900,000 in funding from Trails Manitoba.
The first round of applications for the 2020-21 Trails Manitoba Grant Program were announced Friday in Beaudry Provincial Park.
“Trails Manitoba is excited by the geographic spread and variety in these projects funded through the Trails Grant for Manitoba program,” said Erik Dickson, president, Trails Manitoba. “These projects will develop new trails as well as enhance and maintain trails throughout the province, benefiting all Manitobans.”
Each project is being funded by the Manitoba government through the Manitoba Trails Improvement Endowment Fund and the Manitoba Trails Improvement Fund – Rural.
The successful applicants for the Trails Grant for Manitoba cover 35 projects including new trails to be developed as well as enhancements and amenities for existing trails. Examples of projects and the support they are receiving are:
- Headingley Grand Trunk Trail Scenic Walking Trail, new trail system – $39,200
- Brokenhead Interpretive Trail Loop, new trail study – $25,850
- Grace Lake Boardwalk and Boreal Trail, new trail system – $75,000
- Regional trail system connecting Stony Mountain to Stonewall, new trail system – $65,366
- Pinawa Trans Canada Trail bridge and tread renewal project, infrastructure enhancements – $23,080
Successful recreational trail projects in Winnipeg will be announced at a later date. Intake for 2021-22 grants will open in November.