No fewer than four elementary schools have schoolyards adjacent to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail.
On August 28th, staff at three of these schools were presented with a set of ten lesson plans. These lessons, intended for grade 4-6 classes and linked to Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations, were commissioned by the Kawartha Lakes Green Trails Alliance with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion.
In the photo you see Green Trails Directors Ellen Woodward and Marg Fevang turning over the binder and a knapsack packed with field guides, magnifiers, and bug boxes to Jack Callaghan principal Kathy Spaeth.
The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Alliance has been able to arrange assistance from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources' Stewardship Rangers Program to do trail maintenance on Monday, July 28th, and Tuesday, July 29th, along the section of the Trans Canada Trail from the Pigeon River bridge in Omemee eastwards towards Fowler's Corners. They will be picking up litter and removing brush that overhangs the trail.
On Saturday, June 9th, in celebration of International Trails Day, a group of cyclists rode the Lindsay to Omemee section of the newly-designated Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. Although the Trail was officially "non-operational," this was a chance to view the terrain and learn about Trail plans from Al MacPherson, KTCTA President. A few days later, the Lindsay Post published this write-up.
Please note that the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is not fully operational. Sections of the trail will be under construction late summer/early fall to improve conditions and offer the user a more enjoyable trail experience. Thank you for your patience.