Trails project officially unveiled

The Grand Forks-Christina Lake multi-use trails project was officially unveiled Wednesday at the Morrissey Creek staging area.

Pat Blew and Doug Zorn handed out certificates of appreciation to groups that helped with the multi-use trails project.

About 30 people showed up for the official unveiling of the Grand Forks-Christina Lake multi-use trails project on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Morrissey Creek staging area.

The project was spearheaded by the Grand Forks ATV Club, which brought together about 20 partners for the project which saw signage, benches, washrooms, picnic tables and staging areas at three different sites on the trails.

Hosting the event was Doug Zorn, vice-president of the ATV club. Doug and wife Pat handed out certificates of appreciation to all the various partners who have helped with the project.

Zorn was pleased with the great turnout and thought the event was a success.

“It went really well,” he told the Gazette. “I’m certainly glad with the amount of people who came out in support of this. As well, (I’m happy with) how many people have been supportive of the whole project.

Zorn said the project has been a true collaboration with all the various groups working together to bring the project to fruition. He adds that the trail is very popular for people walking, mountain biking and snowmobiling, as well as for ATV users.

“It’s something that we haven’t really created, it was always here,” said Zorn. “We just want to educate people on what is here and how to use it with a little more care and respect for the wildlife.”

The trails project was also able to employ four people through a $52,000 job creation grant the ATV Club received from the provincial government.





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