The Elora-Cataract Trailway Association, in conjunction with the Grand River Conservation Authority, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and six local area Lions Clubs, has announced the official launch of Project BOOT (for Benches On Our Trail).
The initiative developed over the past year and is charged with the sale, installation, and maintenance of standardized benches along the length of the Elora-Cataract Trail.
In their respective roles, each agency will be responsible for portions of the program.
The Lions Clubs will sell, install and maintain the benches while the other participating partners will be defining suitable locations and assist with other essential support services. The addition of these resting areas provided by the benches is a welcome addition to the trail and to its enjoyment.
Representatives from Lions Clubs in Elora, Fergus, Belwood, Marsville, Hillsburgh and Erin were at the Fergus Lions Home Show on May 6 to make the presentation to Trailway representatives.
A portion of the price of the benches will be used to provide an annual review of bench conditions and to help pay for repairs where necessary, thus ensuring the benefits from the project for years to come.
To purchase a bench, as a commemorative or otherwise, contact a member of a local Lions Club or call 519-843-7011.
The Elora-Cataract Trailway Association, a volunteer organization, promotes and advocates for the development, use and enjoyment of the trailway. Lions Clubs International, composed. of over 1.4 million members worldwide, is the largest non-governmental service organization in the world. The Grand River Conservation Authority and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority are the official management agencies responsible for the railway right-of-way that defines the trailway.