Friday November 17th
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Lakeview Heights Community Center
For Paid Members, Sponsors, & Community Partners
The season hasn’t even started yet and we have already had to deal with misuse/abuse of the trail network and amenities.
Are you enjoying the new parking lot at the Smith Creek Trailhead?
Well, you can thank Rec Sites & Trails BC.
RSTBC spearheaded and funded all of the new found trailhead amenities. With the West Kelowna Trail Crew’s Partnership agreement in place to maintain these added features, RSTBC felt comfortable in spending the money to provide all of us with a great new trailhead.
You may or may not have noticed that, for several years, the WKTCS has been spending a majority of their effort on the Smith Creek Trail System.
We were very focused on getting our official Section 56 recognition for those trails. There was a substantial amount of work that needed to be done to make that happen. Now with the official recognition of the “Smith Creek Recreactional Trail”, we are poised to begin a more balanced work schedule.
Rose Valley will see much more attention this year. To catch up on maintenance, and upgrade projects, We have planned almost double the trails days for Rose Valley in 2022. As usual Mike will also be working hard in the background with his dedicated crew.
Here is a list of new work we hope to complete at RV, approval pending, in 2022:
-Resurrection of Dueling Banjos
-Addition of short, optional, side trails to Jabbarocky
-Addition of some new Signage to help reduce Biker/Hiker conflict
The sponsors that adopt our trails provide us with a revenue stream that will allow us to provide new exciting trails and features in the years to come.
All of our existing Trail Sponsors from last year have graciously renewed their community commitment for 2022. Plus, we have a few new Trail Sponsors as well.
Rogue trail building has been discovered this season at both trail networks. As a result, we have had to divert our efforts to remove rogue builds instead doing productive work to make the trails better for all of us.
We’ve had reports of sign vandalism at Smith Creek, Now we’ve seen it first-hand. We even had reports of an individual pulling down signs with their Quad/winch. This is very disappointing to see. These signs are paid for by sponsors, installed by volunteers, and approved by the Provincial Authorities (RSTBC). When this sort of thing happens it is a real blow to the community as a whole.
If you happen to witness, or have other relevant knowledge of vandalism or intentional damage to the Trails we manage, please let us know. Please also consider reporting it to RAPP (Report all Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-7277.
In this video, by #VisitWestside, we see West Kelowna Trail Crew’s very own Dylan DaSilva displaying some skills at The Rose Valley Trail System. Produced in 2020, this video will likely be used for promoting mountain biking in West Kelowna.
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