2010 – 120 feet of boardwalk completed – 35 volunteers (528 hours) 8,250 km travelled

2011 – 240 feet of boardwalk completed – 67 volunteers (1698 hours) 12,676 km

2012 – 1400 feet of boardwalk completed – 54 volunteers (2474 hours) 21,398 km

Total completed: 1400 feet (finished length will be 1500 feet)

The remaining 100 feet of boardwalk at the extreme east end and a ramp at the entrance will be built next spring; cementing of native rock supports will also be carried out then. The installation of 1800 lumber support blocks and 900 stiffeners for added strength to the bracing of the boardwalk – as recommended by our engineer, will also be done during spring. Hinged benches will be installed at pullouts, and linseed oil will be applied to the boardwalk.

Other information:

– Total volunteer hours to date: 4,700 hours

– 42,324 km travelled

– 137 trips made

– 40,000 board feet of lumber – 5319 pieces – 55 tons – all carried into the forest by hand

– 4,500 pounds of hardware (29,000 pieces not including washers!)

– 9 tons of gravel, rocks, cinder blocks, cement, linseed oil and paving stones

Total volunteer labour to date: 4,700 hours ($47,000)

Total grants, donations, direct purchases by our provincial partner and In Kind contributions other than labour: $91,090.00

Grand total: $138,090.00

An official opening of the Universal Boardwalk will take place in early summer of 2013.

Thanks to all who have put so much effort, enthusiasm and heart into the Universal Boardwalk!