Rail Trail Progress Update

Media Release: May 3, 2023

The Shuswap, North Okanagan, Splatsin

Splatsin Development Corporation (SDC) has been working hard on preparing the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail for construction.

Currently, the Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP Construction division is working closely with the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) to ensure that Trail conditions are safe for development.

This includes culvert and bridge maintenance work in advance of the high-water season to ensure that flooding will be avoided. In addition, the team has been conducting high water patrol due to the current streamflow advisory for the area.

SDC is in the process of training Splatsin Band Members in the use of heavy equipment and is excited to work with many enthusiastic Members who want to be a part of the Construction division and contribute to the development of the Rail Trail.

The company plans to build capacity with Band Members and to provide ongoing training and experience so they may work in other departments and on bigger machines.

The Community Fundraising Campaign encourages corporate and community donors to support the rail trail project by making donations, as many grants require a matching financial commitment to qualify. All contributions are tax-deductible; every dollar donated gets leveraged for grants and becomes more trail on the ground.

For more information or to donate, visit www.ShuswapNorthOkanaganRailTrail.ca/donate

Media Contact:

Alex de Chantal

Fundraising Strategy Coordinator


[email protected]