UROC has received a Provincial Rural Dividend Grant for $45,000!! This money will be used for trail head and directional signage on the Cumberland trail network.
Better signage was the most often suggested way to improve the trails in the recent trails survey. Trailhead signage will show the trail name as well as difficulty rating and directional signage will point to key network features and junctions. These new signs will augment the existing signage but the old signs won’t be removed.
Invitations to quote for this work will be advertised in the coming months and this project is expected to be completed this summer.
The BC Rural Dividend is providing $25 million a year over four years to assist rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. It was developed to recognize both the contribution rural communities have made to B.C.’s economy, and the unique challenges they face to diversify beyond natural resources.
The program will contribute to the strength and sustainability of small rural communities, making them more attractive places to live and work. The program is focused on supporting worthy projects that help rural communities navigate changes impacting their economies, such as attracting and retaining youth, using innovation to drive economic growth, and developing new and effective partnerships to support shared prosperity.
The Rural Dividend is administered by the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.