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New Trail Expansions and Improvements at Greenwood Conservation Lands

Sep 17, 2013

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(Greenwood, ON, September 18, 2013) Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), is pleased to announce that trail expansion and improvement are in motion for Greenwood Conservation Lands, located within the Duffins Creek Watershed in the Regional Municipality of Durham, bordering Highway 7 in the North and Taunton Road to the South and located between Sideline 16 and Greenwood Road. The expanded trail will be designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail, a national trail connecting the communities of Canada from coast to coast to coast.
" With this new trail build through the Greenwood Conservation lands, the Toronto and Region Conservation continues to contribute to the Trans Canada Trail vision and legacy of connecting communities across  Canada by 2017 creating the longest recreational trail in the world," said Jim Paterson, Trans Canada Trail, Southern Ontario Trail Coordinator.
TRCA received support from Trans Canada Trail Foundation for trail improvements and upgrades along the Trans Canada Trail within Greenwood Conservation Lands. The proposed trailhead for the Trans Canada Trail at Greenwood Conservation Lands will begin near the Pickering Museum Village and span approximately 5.4 km. The trails are proposed for multi-use function allowing for hiking, walking, jogging, biking, equestrian, and weather permitted snow showing and cross country skiing. The project is set for completion in 2014.
"The expanded trail system at Greenwood Conservation Lands will provide a critical link for the Trans Canada Trail while at the same time provide a regional trail connection between Lake Ontario Waterfront and the Oak Ridges Moraine," said Mike Bender, Manager Conservation Lands, Toronto and Region Conservation. "Recreational trail use has become quite popular and allows users of all ages to enjoy the beauty of nature while also enjoying the health benefits of an active lifestyle."
These trail improvements include: - Rerouting three challenging sections of the TCT  - Installation of three pedestrian bridges and boardwalks where necessary - Establishment of an accessible trail which will lead to a fishing/viewing platform        - Parking lot expansion
About Toronto and Region ConservationWith more than 55 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca

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