Friday, July 24, 2020

Work Party July 25

We will be doing a clean up job of the squatter camp behind the village maintenance shed.
People need to bring work gloves and loppers.
Meet at 9:00 AM.
Dan Miles

Thursday, July 9, 2020

KORTS Kids to Camp

Children who are permanent residents in the Village of Kaslo, age 7 to 18 and will be attending school in the fall are eligible to apply for funding.
Funding level depends on the number of applicants.

Ken Butt
 KORTS Treasurer

Work Party July 11

 I am leading the KORTS work party this coming Saturday, July 11th
We'll be brushing the upper Wardner trails.
Bring loppers and/or pruning snips.

We will meet at 9 AM at the Wardner parking area.
I will bring 2 brushcutters.
Thanks
Ken Butt   

Friday, June 26, 2020

Request for Help at Work Parties

Hello friends of Kaslo Outdoor Recreation & Trails Society especially hikers, runners, bikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. With the shortened season for maintenance work on our local trails, due to COVID 19, KORTS is seeking some extra help from our Members and the community at large, to assist with mostly light but important tasks at our weekly Saturday morning 9am-noon work parties. Each week prior to Saturday we will send a notice regarding the work party meeting location, the projected tasks to be accomplished, and any tools or materials (only if you have them handy!)  to bring.

If you would like to be on the email list for work party notices, please email KORTS at kortsbc@gmail.com and we will add your name.

Please join us if you can assist.

Happy Trails
KORTS

Friday, June 12, 2020

Trails re-open

The Kaslo River has lowered and trail flooding has stopped so both the Kaslo River South and the Lettrari Loop trails are now open. Please continue to be cautious and observant to bank undercutting and stability where the trail is close to the river. Please report any new erosion or hazardous areas. The first bridge on the Lettrari Loop trail has been pushed off its base but it is useable with caution. This will be repaired at a work party this Saturday.

Happy Trails

Stu





Thursday, May 14, 2020

New benches at Wardner Trail Viewpoint

Two new benches were recently installed at the Wardner Trail Viewpoint…..check them out! One is donated by Val Koenig and one is a sponsored bench. COVID spacing between the benches. ENJOY!



New trail signage

Hi Everyone and hope you are out enjoying our Kaslo trails (respecting COVID spacing and appropriate protocols).

If you have been walking the trails recently, you will no doubt have noticed new signage along the routes. KORTS is implementing the Kaslo Trail Alliance Signage Plan that was developed as part of a 2018 BC Rural Dividend grant trail planning contract with Marie-Ange Fournier-Beck (see attached document). The idea is to provide Kaslo trail signage that is uniform across all local trails and that is similar to other trail systems across British Columbia.

Sign infrastructure was purchased last summer as part of several grants: RDCK CIP/AAP, Columbia Basin Trust Trail Enhancement , and Kaslo Municipal grants. We were unable to install the signs at that time, so that is happening this spring thanks to Steve Doucet's efforts.

Happy Trails

Stu

New benches at Wardner Trail Viewpoint

Two new benches were recently installed at the Wardner Trail Viewpoint…..check them out! One is donated by Val Koenig and one is a sponsored bench. COVID spacing between the benches. ENJOY!



New trail signage

Hi Everyone and hope you are out enjoying our Kaslo trails (respecting COVID spacing and appropriate protocols).

If you have been walking the trails recently, you will no doubt have noticed new signage along the routes. KORTS is implementing the Kaslo Trail Alliance Signage Plan that was developed as part of a 2018 BC Rural Dividend grant trail planning contract with Marie-Ange Fournier-Beck (see attached document). The idea is to provide Kaslo trail signage that is uniform across all local trails and that is similar to other trail systems across British Columbia.

Sign infrastructure was purchased last summer as part of several grants: RDCK CIP/AAP, Columbia Basin Trust Trail Enhancement , and Kaslo Municipal grants. We were unable to install the signs at that time, so that is happening this spring thanks to Steve Doucet's efforts.

Happy Trails

Stu

Thursday, March 26, 2020

KORTS 2020 AGM

The KORTS AGM which would usually have been scheduled for mid-April is postponed until further notice.

Stu