Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.
The City of Colville used this grant to achieve the goal of purchasing 38.37 acres of land and created a permanent trailhead for the Colville Mountain Recreation Area. The purchase, closing and cultural resources survey was completed in the Spring of 2022. The City of Colville improved the Madison St. right of way for a parking area in preparation of the acquisition. A donor purchased cement parking bumpers to aid the users in the parking area. Approximately 1 mile of multi-use trail was constructed for non-motorized users over the summer of 2022. Three barbed wire fences were taken down and kiosk panels were purchased for public information. The kiosk signage was delayed in production and more expensive than quoted, so the City paid $500.00 more out of local appropriation, and the manufacture donated more than estimated. Kiosk panels will be installed in the summer of 2023, the RCO funding acknowledgement signage is temporarily posted and will be re-installed once the kiosk signage is permanently installed. There was a total of 271.25 hours of volunteer time removing fencing and constructing the trailhead trail that leads to the existing Colville Mountain Recreation Area trail system.