Trail HerosKnow somebody that works hard on trails? If so nominate them to be an Ontario Trails "Trail Hero!" We'd be happy to review your recommendations and acknowledge in a small way their contribution to trails in your community.
Trail BlogEvery day trails are news! Every day we blog about trails. In communities all over Ontario trails are big news, for cyclists, runners, canoe or horses, every day we capture in one spot all the trail news - local, provincial or national! Join today!
Trail Leaders!Join Ontario's first ever series of 13 online trail education courses in the development and management of trails. Designed for both volunteers and professionals. Next Course begins in September Topic - Trail Management. Register today - registration is open 24/7
Join OTCThe Ontario Trails Council is a nonprofit charitable organziation, established in 1988, that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails. With over 130 organizational members and 25 individual supporters the OTC continues to grow! Support trails in Ontario - join the OTC
Learn an ActivityOur website contains information on over 2,600 trails, and a description for nearly 2,000. Learn about the places where you can bike, cross country ski, climb or any of another 15 activities. We are linked to over 130 organizations and a variety of provincial groups that can help you learn an activity or become better at one you already love!
Add Your EventWe post trail or outdoor events on trail specific facebook pages, the main OTC facebook page, and the event section of the OTC website. You can send us your event and we'll post it to these extensive networks. Each week we reach over 20,000 people, so if you want your event known, a bit better, send us the information.
Add/Edit TrailsAn important part of the Refreshed OTC Web site will be a dynamic page dedicated to each trail. It is important that you give us as much information as possible - this will be the only source for creating your dedicated page on the OTC Web site. If we don't get the information from you, it won't make it onto the site. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Patrick at 613-484-1140. Thank you for taking the time to add or edit your trail on the Ontario Trails Council Web site.
Be a Friend of TrailsWe invite all trail users to support the work of the Ontario Trails Council. As a registered charity we do our community work based on the support of member organziations, individuals and some government grants. We do the work, in the end for the individual families and folks that use the trails every day. Please consider supporting us as your thanks for your trails. Thank you.
Member Requests1) Algonquin College program on-line
2) OTC Mobile App - for iProducts and Windows
3) Post Photos to Pinterest
4) OTC on Foursquare
5) Safe Trails Manual
6) OTC Youtube Channel
7) Ontario Trails Maps
8) Enabling Change Program
9) OTC Board 2013-14 Jeff Muzzi
Manager, Forestry Services, Renfrew County
Ex-officio - Executive Director
We currently have 2 vacancies on the OTC Board. If you are interested please e-mail Jack De Wit to discuss. firstname.lastname@example.org
The ideas, opinions, re-posting of news, editorials and content contained in this newsletter are not necessarily the ideas or opinions of the OTC Board or staff. This news is intended for informational purposes only.
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On behalf of OTC we thank you for your support. If there is a group you know that is not a member contact us and we'll send them a note on membership benefits. This past week we received a renewal from Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Sault Ste. Marie Thank you very much for your support!
The Ontario Trails Council is a charitable organization, incorporated in 1991, that promotes the creation, development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario.
Surveys and Networking!Don’t forget to join anyone of the following information tools:
Be sure to get a copy of the latest OTC E-bulletin (circulation 880+) - here
Join one of our facebook pages (>6000 friends) - here
Add or Edit your trail - here
Complete a survey - here
Twitter to or at us (12840 followers) - here
Join the blog - here
Join Trail Counts - here
Take an On-Line Education Course - here
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