The Columbia Basin Trust is funding trail upgrades throughout the Kootenays. Photo submitted

The Columbia Basin Trust is funding trail upgrades throughout the Kootenays. Photo submitted

Creston Valley Trails Society receives grant from Columbia Basin Trust

The Trust’s grant funds 25 projects for $396,341

Trails for Creston Valley Trails Society will receive money to develop phase two of the Ka Papa Cedars Trail Enhancement Project following a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust.

The Creston Valley Trails Society is one of the 25 organizations being funded throughout the Kootenays by the CBT’s $396,341 trail enhancement grants, according to a statement released Aug. 29.

“The basin has a remarkable system of trails, and residents told us to prioritize supporting projects that increase accessibility for more people to get out into nature,” said Tim Hicks, senior manager, delivery of benefits.

“We are helping groups create new trails and rehabilitate existing infrastructure to support trail users with a broad range of interests.”

The Creston Valley Trails Society will receive $13,102 to develop phase 2 of the Ka Papa Cedars Trail which is designed for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in an area with extensive historical and environmental attractions.