Great news – the Athalmere Trail has been cleared! Improvements on the
trail leading from Athalmere up to the Cemetary Road junction involved removing
overgrown weeds and gravel that had accumulated over the past winter/
spring. A special thanks to the District of Invermere, who led the
multi-party effort to rejuvenate this popular pathway!
The Columbia River Greenways Alliance (CRGA) 2011 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00-8:00 pm. This event will take place at the Lions Hall at the Invermere Crossroads (just south of the light!) We welcome all members, partners, guests and friends to join us for an update on our achievements in 2010, and direction for 2011-12. Refreshments and the opportunity for great discussion provided!
We hope you can join us; everyone is welcome.
Members and prospective members! 2011-12 CRGA Membership renewals are now due. We are working to get our on-line membership form up and running soon (under the tab: Our Supporters, Join Us!) for ease of submission, and secure PayPal or Credit Card payment will be available. Keep watching! Or, you can download and print the membership form and mail to Columbia River Greenways Alliance, PO Box 2874, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0.
Your Individual ($10.00), Non Profit Society ($25.00) or Corporate/Government Agency ($50.00) contribution will help support CRGA activities during 2011 and 2012, providing social, economic and environmental benefits to the communities we serve. Additional donations are welcomed, and a tax deductable receipt can be issued for amounts in excess of $50.00.
Stay tuned to our website and blog for more information on membership benefits, including local area discounts, regular communication on activities and special events, and more!
Now that the snow has melted off many valley trails, remember to check out the newly opened Old Coach Trail, which runs 9 km. between Dry Gulch and the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Perfect for the whole family to bike or hike, it winds along the bench lands above the Columbia River, allowing for spectacular views and a number of interpretive stops of interest along the way. The companion brochure is available at the Radium Hot Springs Information Center.
The connector trail between Athalmer and the crossroads has been cleaned of the winter gravel, and plans are to have the last bit to the crossroads constructed to gravel standard by May long weekend.
Columbia River Greenways Alliance is proud to be partnered with the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club for the Whiteway initiative on Lake Windermere. It has been a remarkably long season with excellent grooming which started mid-December and is expected to continue as long as winter conditions prevail in the Columbia Valley. This outstanding winter recreational venue has drawn accolades from increasing numbers of locals and visitors alike. The Whiteway has seen a surprising variety of users on skiis, skates, snowshoes, bikes, runners, strollers, and walkers. People have been raving at how great the track has been this year!
CRGA continues to support the Whiteway as part of our vision and encourages everyone to get out and enjoy the rich experience to be had on the Whiteway!