Public Owned Recreational Trail at Risk

From the Trails Society of BC - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 9, 2019   PUBLIC OWNED RECREATIONAL TRAIL AT RISK Columbia and Western Rail Trail is part of The Great Trail of Canada (formally known as the Trans Canada Trail) Recreation Sites and Trails BC is proposing to cancel the recreation trail designation for a 67km section of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail and turn it [...]

2020-05-02T02:57:37+00:00August 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Trails and Access|0 Comments

South Okanagan Land Developers Support Frontcountry Access

Thanks to Andrew Drouin, President of the South Okanagan Trail Alliance, for the following:   There has recently been some great news for outdoor recreationalists accessing popular frontcountry terrain east of Penticton. For many years locals and tourists alike have crossed private property in order to access the northern reaches of the famous Skaha Bluffs rock climbing area. For their part, the landowners of the time, the Wiltse [...]

2020-05-02T03:21:03+00:00October 29th, 2017|Trails and Access|0 Comments

Southern Interior Regional Meeting Report

Meeting participants enjoyed an afternoon hike on the Spion Kop Trails in Lake Country. The FMCBC hosted a Southern Interior Regional Meeting on Saturday, October 17th at the UBC Okanagan Campus in Kelowna. We had a great turn out with all of our Southern Interior clubs being represented either in person or by conference call. Our meeting started off with a presentation by Doreen Olson of [...]

2020-05-02T03:42:58+00:00October 31st, 2015|Recreation and Conservation, Trails and Access|0 Comments

Support for a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen

The FMCBC supports development of a National Park Reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. The BC Government has resumed discussions regarding protection of areas in this region and has put together an Intentions Paper which outlines a framework for protecting lands in the South Okanagan by establishing a National Park Reserve. At FMCBC's Southern Interior Regional Meeting on October 17th in Kelowna our club directors were given a presentation [...]

2020-05-02T03:44:59+00:00October 21st, 2015|Advocacy|0 Comments

The South Okanagan Trails Alliance powers ahead with trail construction

The South Okanagan Trails Alliance (SOTA) is building and maintaining trails with increased efficiency this fall with the help of some new, powerful equipment. A recipient of an FMCBC Member Club Grant earlier this year, SOTA put the funds towards the purchase of two Milwaukee cordless tool batteries. “The batteries work perfectly,” said Andrew Drouin, founder and director of SOTA. “The mobility that it has provided us in [...]

2020-05-02T03:45:13+00:00October 13th, 2015|Member Club Grant|0 Comments
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