Over the past two weeks the OTC President, Jack De Wit has attended, sometimes with staff, sometimes with other Board Members, each of the 7 consultations on the Ontario Trails Strategy. We thank all the organizations that came out in response, and especially all the groups that have asked for permanent support for the operations of the Ontario Trails Council office.
The next meeting of the Ontario Trails Coordinating Committee is December 12th, and there is report of finding to be presented at that time. Additionally the OTC continues to support trails all over Ontario - this past week alone we assisted by phone or in person;
- in Niagara, with progress being made on the Niagara Trails Committee moving to trail management with the Region on a section of trail from Port Colborne to Thorold. Discussions continue.
- Prince Edward County is moving forward with over 12 supporters and staff involvement in the creation of a PEC Trails Committee to better manage the Millennium trail
- Leamington is moving to develop trails, OTC supporting Essex and Chatham Kent resources to lend support
- Huron County held meetings on the Guelph to Goderich Greenway
- Saugeen Shores moved ahead with OTC support on its road access issues
- In Toronto the OTC attended the Ontario Place Revitalization stakeholder advisory committee meeting as a member and we made comment on plans for park development and trail design and access considerations.
- In Nippissing and Mattawa the local clubs are investing in trails. The OTC sent a note of encouragement!