PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION:
Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail concept needs your support! Send your expressions of support to regional leadership.
The Shuswap Trail Alliance is working to park cars and get people on bicycle and feet. . .and paddles, and skis, and snowshoes, and horses, and. . .
The Shuswap Trail Alliance exists as a collaboration of partners working together to create purpose built, sanctioned and sustainable trails throughout the Shuswap region. The Alliance motto is, "Well-designed, well-signed, well-maintained, well-promoted". We see success as people living actively, enjoying nature, and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.
10 Successful Years
The STA has taken on over 170 projects in the past ten years, and written or contributed to over 56 community trail plans, publications, guidelines, research reports and public documents. Its a team effort that has engaged over 200 groups, organizations and businesses; and involves 1000's of hours of volunteer time and the incredible support of a host or regional partners and sponsors. Here's a snapshot:
The Shuswap Trail Alliance was recognized as the 2012 BC Parks Volunteer Organization of the Year, and is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award.
Check out Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo's recent official statement to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia acknowledging the collective work of Shuswap Trail Alliance partners here.
Partners and Sponsors
The Shuswap Trail Alliance acknowledges the Milestone contributions ($10,000 or more) of Western Economic Diversification Canada, Services Canada, the National Trail Coalition Federal Trail Fund, the Province of British Columbia including Recreation Sites and Trails BC and BC Parks, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Areas C, D, E, & F, the City of Salmon Arm, the District of Sicamous, North Okanagan Regional District Area F, the City of Enderby, the Village of Chase, Shuswap Tourism, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm, Community Futures Shuswap, Thompson Rivers University School of Tourism, the Shuswap Community Foundation's Browne Johnson Legacy Fund, Geoff and Judith Benson Family Endowment, and Robin Jackson Environmental Funds, Shuswap Lady Striders, Mountain Equipment Coop, BC Parks Community Legacy Fund, over 200 regional businesses including Skookum Cycle and Ski, Waterways Houseboats, Twin Anchors Houseboats, Lakeside Insurance, EZ Rock Radio, and Tim Hortons, and the 100s of individuals and volunteers from around the Shuswap who are helping to make our communities healthier places to live.
Eagle River Nature Park - Voly Day
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:00 am - Jul 25, 2015 1:00 pm
@ Eagle River Nature Park
Join BC Parks and STA crew July 24th and July 25th 9am to 1pm for final volunteer days. We hope to get from one end to the other for a final brush, clip and clean.
Local Shuswap rider and teacher wins Mountain Bike BC Contest
Friday, June 26, 2015
Dear friends, A nice good news trail story here in the Shuswap to share with you as school ends for summer . Salmon Arm Senior Secondary School teacher and coach of the High School Mountain Bike Team, Chris Stromgren, received a very nice end of term surprise this week.
Perfect storm of opportunity highlights need for Active Transportation planning in the Shuswap
Friday, May 22, 2015
News Release May 22, 2015 Perfect storm of opportunity highlights need for Active Transportation planning in the Shuswap The Shuswap, British Columbia – Imagine riding to work in Salmon Arm or Sicamous or Scotch Creek along separated dedicated bike lanes.