The Alberta government is putting $1 million dollars of funding towards trails in Alberta.

The announcement came in a news release Friday, November 17th.

The money will come in the form of grants for non-motorized trails on public lands, essentially hiking trails that ATV's and snowmobiles are not allowed on.

The Alberta government is looking to partner with local groups that facilitate trail management such as the Great Divide Trail Association.

Executive Director, Kate Hamilton is quoted in the release.

"The Crown Lands Partnership Program grant played a crucial role in supporting our trail work on Alberta public lands in the past year. This grant not only facilitated funding for trail operations but also covered the behind-the-scenes coordination, which is often more challenging to secure funding for."

Great Divide Trail signage in Kananaskis CountryGreat Divide Trail signage in Kananaskis Country

Groups that are looking to partner up can find more information on the Alberta Public Land Trails Grant Program here.

The Alberta Public Grants program was established in 2022.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., January 7, 2024.

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