to all of the volunteers who came out to “get ‘er done” at the Work Bee on Sunday! These folks (and many more) are the reason our club is able to exist and provide affordable skiing to the Nelson community.
Special thanks to Save On Foods Nelson B.C.
for their support in helping to provide pumpkins for the Pumpkin Hunt, and food for lunch!
Selkirk Paving Limited has built a fine new mini ski hill in the Apex parking lot as they work on the Whitewater road. In return for using the lot, SPL will donate a number of lock blocks that NNSC will use in it’s ongoing bridge repair project. Thanks to Jerry Phillipo for agreeing to the gravel storage.
NNSC applied for a CBT Recreation Infrastructure Grant and received $15,350. These funds will be matched by NNSC and used to relocate and resurface some of our bridges we ski on to go over creeks along the trails. We will also be re stabilizing the river’s edge in one area along the Salmo River where the water is washing away the land and our trails. We really appreciate the support that CBT has provided for this work.
We’ve hired Farm Gate Projects Ltd (Darcy Fear) as a contractor for the project. He is working with Masse Environmental Consultants and Les Thiessen on this project. We’ve also had a generous donation from Selkirk Paving Ltd of lock blocks to support our bridges in the creek and river beds.
As well, Yellowhead Road and Bridge are providing us with some fill for the river stabilization. Thanks to all businesses for their support in helping us upgrade our ski trail bridges.
We’d also like to say thank you to Kalesnikoff Lumber who have been logging along our Busk and Clearwater trails. They have done a nice job of clearing and widening one of our ski trails and will support us in the fall when they come back to clean up by delimbing some trees to open up the canopy. They have also provided us with a load of firewood.