Annual Grant Report 2021 - Page 5

$ 7.25M +
4 . Total ‘ Projected ’ Investment of Approved Projects
Investments

$ 7.25M +

Total Projected Investments
Trails MB Grant Funding $ 1,578,649.96
Other Funding $ 5,349,577.18
In-kind ($ value ) $ 323,155.35
5 . Completed Project Stats

21

22.2

33.97

484.42

138

4841.5
Completed projects
Total KMs developed
Total KMs upgraded
Total KMs maintained
Total # of volunteers
Total # of volunteer hours
6 . Overview of General Impact
Social Impacts
Economic Impacts
Environmental Impacts
• Increased accessibility .
• Community gathering spaces .
• Provides natural space for people to connect .
• Connects communities to one another .
• Provides users safe access to various locations .
• Links residential areas to recreational sites & town amenities .
• Increased mental & physical health benefits .
• Increased recreation opportunities in nature .
• Hubs for various outdoor activity disciplines .
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• Tourism draw .
• Increased traffic to local businesses . - Resulting in increased staff hiring / longer hours parking toll revenue .
• Contractors & project materials sourced locally .
• Widespread community support & investment .
• New small business opportunities ( i . e . micro cabins – Northgate ).
• Makes locations more attractive to live and recreate .
• Provides space to learn about the natural environment through experiential education & increased connection .
• Established AT corridor leads to less traffic congestion & emissions .
• Safe access to fragile ecosystems - Minimizes collateral damage by keeping users on the trail .
• Use of sustainable materials .
• Locally sourced materials to minimize transport / emission ( carbon footprint ).
• Waterflow and drainage improvements .

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