Project made possible thanks to the federal National Recreational Trails Program
Elgin families, residents and visitors will soon benefit from Catfish Creek Conservation Authority Rehabilitation and Promotion Project to federal investments to expand and improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails from coast to coast to coast.
Canada has a vast network of recreational trails which allow Canadians to experience the outdoors and appreciate this country’s natural beauty. Thanks to a partnership between the Government of Canada and the National Trails Coalition, $10 million has been made available between 2014 and 2016 to help expand and rehabilitate Canada’s snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and non-motorized trail system.
CCCA will be receiving $14,000 through the National Trails Program to assist with their project.
“Our Government is pleased to support Catfish Creek Conservation Authority Rehabilitation and Promotion Project as part of our efforts to expand and improve recreational and multi-purpose trails across the country” stated MP Preston. “By investing in trail infrastructure, our Government is encouraging job creation, linking communities and increasing recreational opportunities for Canadians. Through this commitment, we are continuing to support economic growth from coast to coast to coast while ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best in the world to live.”
Today’s announcement is just one of many examples of supported projects that will positively impact Canadian communities. Projects like Catfish Creek Conservation Authority Rehabilitation and Promotion Project will contribute to ensuring access to Canada’s unique scenery while generating economic growth and creating jobs.
· Economic Action Plan 2014 announced funding of $10 million over two fiscal years, 2014-15 and 2015-16, to expand and improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails across the country through an agreement between the Government of Canada and the National Trails Coalition.
· This funding will help build and renew multi-purpose trails for walking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, all-terrain vehicle use and snowmobiling.
· Between 150 and 200 projects are expected to be supported across Canada. The National Trails Coalition is responsible for selecting and approving projects.
To learn more about the National Recreational Trails Program, visit:http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/nrtp-psrn-eng.html.
To learn more about the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan at: http://www.eap.gc.ca.