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Trail maintenance collaboration delivers upgrades and improvements to Kosta’s Cove accessible trail

Aug 20, 2020

With maintenance and upgrade work now complete, Kosta’s Cove accessible trail has reopened to the public. The trail revitalization was a collaboration between the Cariboo Regional District, the City of Quesnel, and the Lhtako Dené First Nation. The project was managed by Quesnel-based Lynn’s Contracting, with indigenous workers playing a key role in the project, which featured improvements and upgrades to the low-mobility trail and community park grounds. New features were added along the trail also, such as additional benches and viewing platforms.

Photo: Additional benches and viewing platforms were part of the Kosta’s Cove trail upgrades

“Projects like this deliver benefits in many ways,” says Barbara Bachmeier, Cariboo Regional District director for Area ‘B’, where the Kosta’s Cove trail is located (at Ten Mile Lake). “Not only do we get improved trails, but we also have the chance to work with our indigenous and municipal partners, developing positive relationships and cooperative processes. I’m also grateful to the Parkland Recreation Commission, in particular Paul Mednis, for his work with Ian Van Leusden to develop the vision for this project. I am already hearing positive feedback from local users.”

“Kosta’s Cove recreation site is a great asset to our community,” says Co-Chair North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee, Councillor Laurey-Anne Roodenburg. “The improvements to the accessible trail, and installation of additional infrastructure, will greatly enhance the area for local residents and travellers. Trails and community sites, like Kosta’s Cove and others in the region give people a place to get together, explore the region and enjoy the outdoors. We recognize this and hear the positive community feedback. Working with local contractors and Lhtako Dené First Nation on community-based trail projects is a priority, and we look forward to future collaboration projects.”

Photo: Thomas Lebrun (left) and Emory Dick of the Lhtako Dené Nation
take a break from Kosta’s Cove trail maintenance work to pose for a photo.

“We are pleased with the work being accomplished here and with the hard work put forth by our band members on-site,’ says Alicia Evans, employment coordinator with Lhtako Dené Nation Employment Assistance Services. “We look forward to many more successful projects in the future.”

For a complete list of the 25 low-mobility trails in the region please visit the CRD’s Accessible Trails web page.

 

Media Contact:

Chris Keam, Manager of Communications 
250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636
ckeam@cariboord.ca 

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