Town signs MOU with GRSC to improve and expand existing trail system in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
For Immediate Release
March 7, 2018
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Grand River Snowmobile Club (GRSC) held an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing today at Town Hall to further strengthen its partnership with the goal of expanding the existing trail network throughout Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The Town acknowledges the extensive amount of work the GRSC has completed in ensuring a safe and accessible trail system throughout the community.
“The agreement is crucial to the safety of our snowmobilers and other user groups and to the continued improvement of the trail system within the community,” said Mayor Wally Andersen. “We continue to promote healthy and active living of our residents and we are confident this partnership will help a multi-use trail system while securing the future of our trails. We are pleased to support the GRSC on this project and to receive their support in return.”
As part of the MOU, the Town has agreed to allow GRSC access to Town land with the aim of continuing to maintain the trails as well as enforce trail regulations.
“The Grand River Snowmobile Club has been operating groomed trails within Town limits for a number of years,” says Grand River Snowmobile Club President Greg Wheeler. “There is interest now to develop a multi-use trail system to ensure accessibility by all residents for a number of winter activities. This MOU will not only further strengthen the relationship between the Town and the Club, but will ensure the continued improvement and expansion of the existing trail system.”
As stated within the MOU, the Town and GRSC will work together to identify and address opportunities for trail improvements. Additionally, this partnership will support and protect future trails on both Town and Crown lands.
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