Columbia Basin Trust funds recreation projects

Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s recreation infrastructure grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.

Whether you enjoy lawn bowling or golf, take to the backcountry on foot, skis or bike, or prefer to hit a tennis ball or pickle ball, dozens of expansions, improvements and new developments to the spaces that keep you moving are on their way. Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s recreation infrastructure grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.

The Trust announced the $9-million, three-year program in January. It provides financial support to help communities and groups build new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing recreation infrastructure.

“We’re pleased to provide grants to such a wide range of projects that will help people stay fit and enjoy where we live,” said president Neil Muth. “Supporting residents to lead active, healthy lifestyles is one of our strategic priorities, and developing the amenities that help them do so is an important step.”

Successful projects include:

Sunshine Bay Park outdoor basketball half court: Construct a concrete outdoor basketball half-court in Sunshine Bay Park to expand recreation opportunities for residents and visitors.

Kaslo school and community playground project: Build a new playground at J.V. Humphries School, allowing students and children in the community and surrounding areas to play and be active.

Milford to Buchanan traverse: Build a route on the 10-km traverse between Milford Peak and Mount Buchanan for beginner hikers, mountain bikers and snowshoers, as well as intermediate cross-country skiers.

Nelson Nordic ski trail upgrades: Construct new bridges throughout the 30-km Nelson Nordic Ski Club trail system, which crosses a number of waterways, to ensure that skiers and skiing programs have safe and continued access to trails.

Salmo 6th St. pedestrian bridge: Build a pedestrian bridge over Erie Creek at 6th St. to provide a safe, direct pedestrian link to both sides of the village to improve accessibility and promote physical activity.

The granting program’s next intake is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 11. Learn more and download the guidelines at cbt.org/recreationapply.

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