An innovative program to help the region design, build and sustain recreation trails launched Monday at Quesnel’s College of New Caledonia.
Regional Principal, Morgan Ross says that students will gain a solid foundation in sustainable trail design, construction, and maintenance through the new Trail Design and Maintenance Program that will include classroom instruction, technical training, and fieldwork.
CNC Quesnel developed the program with financial support from the Province through the BC Rural Dividend Program and with consultation from the Cariboo Regional District, the City of Quesnel and the Gold Rush Cycling Club.
“What a great opportunity for these students and an even better opportunity for Quesnel,” said Ian van Leusden, Trails Coordinator, City of Quesnel and Cariboo Regional District.
“I’m grateful to be a part of this. The next couple of years are going to be very exciting for trails and trail development.”
The program has a cohort of 15 students and a waiting list.