Join the Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association
The Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association is the organization responsible for managing the Kolapore Wilderness Trails. The Association seeks to engage a variety of volunteers in managing the trails while also supporting the protection of the Kolapore Uplands.
If you are interested in the Kolapore Trails or the Kolapore Uplands, please become a member of the Association, or make a donation. Members of the Association will receive a number of benefits, including:
• Periodic e-newsletters, plus an annual printed newsletter
• Invitations to special events
• A vote at the annual meeting
• Other benefits that we are still working on!
Most importantly, members will know that they are supporting the Kolapore Wilderness Trails.
Individual Membership is $20 for 1 year, $35 for 2 years and Joint Memberships are $35 for 1 year and $65 for 2 years. You can join online – follow the instructions under the Join Us button. We have a secure connection to Paypal which will let you pay for your membership or make a donation using a credit card or a Paypal account. If desired, you can mail in a cheque.If you are interested in the Kolapore Trails or the Kolapore Uplands, please become a member of the Association. Join on the Join Us page.
Trail Maintenance and Improvement 2019
The Association hasn't yet identified the projects that will be carried out in 2019, but we know there are several bridges that require repair, and trail sections that require improvement (e.g., controlling erosion and remedying wet areas.) In addition to the bigger projects, we always need volunteers to help with repainting trail blazes. If you would like to help with this, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to trail maintenance volunteers, the Association needs new volunteers to assist with the many organizational tasks involved in operating the trails. Specific volunteer opportunities include:
- Membership Secretary
- Newsletter editor
- Activities/events coordinator (and leaders for activities)
- Chain saw and “Weedeating” crews
- Mountain Bike Coordinator (liaison with mountain bike community)
If you are willing to get involved, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or call Bruce at 519-922-2198.
It costs thousands of dollars each year to maintain the Kolapore trails. In addition to routine maintenance, significant costs include repairing major bridges (2017 and 2018), providing a toilet and snowplowing. Donations play a vital role in sustaining the trails. All donations are used for trail management purposes. Although we are a non-profit organization, we are not yet a registered charity, and thus we cannot give tax receipts for donations.
Donations can be made electronically in the field below (using Paypal), via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted by mail. You can also make cash donations at the secure metal container that has been installed at the north entrance parking lot (beside the toilet).
A form for submitting donations by mail is available here.