TRAIL MAINTENANCE & PROJECTS
Ipperwash Dunes & Swales
'L' Lake Management Area
Lambton County Heritage Forest
Ausable River Valley & Mystery Falls
Ausable River Cut Conservation Area
Trail Maps: We collaborated again with the Grand Bend Chamber of Commerce to issue an updated map of all the hiking trails in Lambton Shores & Vicinity. The map is an insert in the Grand Bend Summer Tourist Guide and Lambton Shores Nature Trails distributed more than 1000 maps this year.
Commemorative Patch Giveaway: 2021 marked our 10th anniversary and we created a set of 4 commemorative patches. Throughout the year, we gave out many of these patches to people we met along the trails. This gave us an opportunity to engage the public and let them know who we are and what we do.
Trail Badge Program: The free badge award program was launched late in 2018 and has seen an increased demand due to the number of people on the trails and some social media promotion we did. There are now fewer than 30 remaining of the original 200 produced.
Adopt-a-Road: We conducted our annual cleanup of the 5.5 km stretch of Bog Line from Hwy 79 to the Ausable River Bridge as part of the Lambton County Adopt-a-Road program. We collected 15 garbage bags, 75 beer cans and a broken flat screen TV.
Youth: We had five youth volunteers come out and help us on the trails this year. We truly appreciate having young people participate in our efforts to maintain the trails and give back to the community.
Promotion: We hosted a Holiday Marketplace at the Port Franks Community Centre. This fundraiser also gave us an opportunity to engage the community and raise awareness of who we are and what we do on the local trails.