Trails Manitoba Annual Report 2018 Annual Report 2018_1 - Page 19

Member Report South Whiteshell Trail Association, SWTA The South Whiteshell Trail Association (SWTA) is a group of volunteer locals, cottagers, businesses and trail enthusiasts who are dedicated to the planning, building, and maintenance of trails in the South Whiteshell Provincial Park. Since their inception, in 1997, SWTA has collaborated with organizations such as the Trans Canada Trail, Trails Manitoba and Sustainable Development (Parks) to build over 100 km of trails in the Fal- con, West Hawk, and Caddy Lake areas. All of the great work done by SWTA depends upon volunteer efforts, donations, grants and fundraising. TRAILS WE BUILT  Falcon North Shore Trail  West Hawk to Caddy Lake Trail  Faloma to West Hawk Trail  Marsh Trail  Nite Hawk to Ontario Boarder Trail  Lost Lake Trail  Falcon South Shore Trail  Five of Diamonds Mountain Bike Route  Canada 150 Connector Trails  Blue Highway Mountain Bike Route Canada 150 Connector Trails Located on the South East end of Falcon Lake, the Canada 150 Connector trails seek to connect the vast network of mountain bike and hiking trails at Falcon Trails Resort to The Great Trail. We have completed Phase I of this development with the first layer of gravel down and the trail is now passable, but please keep in mind that Phase II touch up work still needs to be done. Granite Bench Legacy Program Several years ago SWTA established the Granite Bench Trail MemorialProgram. With a minimum donation of $5000 it is possible to have a magnificent granite bench (crafted from rock local to the area) installed at a mutually agreed upon location along one of the SWTA’s trails. Granite Bench Adopt-a-Trail Program- South Whiteshell Trail Ambassador! The Adopt-a-Trail Program is a low commitment, volunteer network of South Whiteshell Trail users who take ownership on sections of the trail to help with lite maintenance upkeep and reporting on larger issues. It’s a chance for community members to come together, celebrate the trails and take ownership of them while connecting with a network of other enthusiastic trail users! Annual Report -2018 Year in Review p.19