June Challenge

The County has proclaimed June for a month-long transportation challenge. The Silver Chain Challenge is an annual event that invites municipalities across Eastern Ontario to engage in a friendly competition from June 1 through June 30 to inspire and promote a more active lifestyle.

Read the County’s proclamation here.

Full details of this month-long event can be found at https://silverchainchallenge.ca/ 

Trail Damage

Excavator signs by trail

This week we were informed by several Trail users of on-going acts involving large machinery in lands abutting the Trail. A letter was sent to the officials who might have jurisdiction or an interest in the Provincially Significant Wetlands that surround the Trail. An excerpt from the letter and some relevant images can be found here >>.

To date, PEC Trails has been informed that inspectors from three different regulatory bodies will visit the site to see if any of the activity is illegal, or if it falls within the rights of the landowner. More details will be shared as we are informed.

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaners clockwise from behind the ATV: Bob Broad, Ken Vaillencourt, Ryan Vaillencourt, Ernie Zeitz, Dave Beaumont, Steve Bell.

Come back soon and see more images of the Spring Vine festival.

A place to rest!

Trevor Smith of Consecon is the skilled carpenter who has generously donated his time and talent to the building of two benches for the two new Staging Areas. Our thanks to Trevor for this outstanding job.

Later this year, these will be installed in kiosks, alongside graveled parking lots at the Station Rd. and Salem Rd. crossings. There will be a large Trail Map, local interest items, and a new shade tree.

Final touches

Image courtesy Ron Waslenko

Over the past week our Trail volunteers have been busy, inspecting their sections, and reporting back on conditions. Paul Greer generously donated limestone screening and this Thursday, November 5th, volunteers met at Greer’s to pick up screening material and head out on ATVs, armed with shovels and work gloves. The aim was to fill depressions, and potholes, and smoothing over ruts that have appeared after a very busy season.

Again, thank you for taking all that you were able to do on Thursday. We received numerous emails from people who expressed their gratitude to you for the work.

Special thanks to our ATVers – Ken Vaillancourt, Steve Bell, Ron Waslenko, and Dave Robinet – for getting the screenings out to where it was needed.

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