Kelly Pearce of the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning provided an overview of accomplishments for area trail projects in 2020 for Hope district council on Monday.
Highlights included the final touches on the long-awaited Dragon’s Back Trail, improvements along existing trails such as repairing staircases, footbridges and clearing logs and brush. More than 850 labour hours were donated to local trails last year.
$120K to flood work
Council authorized $120,000 toward the Coquihalla River Flood Project work plan. The funding would help in preparations for protection for the Gardner Drive riverbank and improvements along the Rotary Trail dike.
Enbridge senior advisor Mark Amundrud updated council on the pipeline replacement and upgrade project coming this year.
The council approved Grant-in-Aid applications for the following organizations: Hope Association for Community Living ($1,500 for activity supplies, games and technology at the Tillicum Centre), the Fraser Inclusive and Supportive Housing Society ($3,000 for start-up fees), Hope Mountain centre for Outdoor Learning ($2,050 for Dragon’s Back hiking trail improvements) and the Canyon Golden Agers Society ($2,500 to cover utility costs due to COVID losses).
The council approved a letter of support for the Care Transit’s submission to the CN Community Board for a $5,000 grant for their Cancer Ride Program.
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. via Facebook Live at Facebook.com/DistrictOfHope.