Saturday, June 3, 2023

Monday June 5 Workparty on Wardner trail

 Hi Everyone

This Monday we will be working on the Wardner Trail to the viewpoint, and if time permits we will carry on along the small loop to No Brakes. Trail tread levelling in some areas and switchback work, staining and repair to the viewpoint benches, steps upgrades, old trail brushing/grubbing, and sign re-placement.
For tools,  we will be using pulaski, McLeod hoe, garden rake, garden hoe, pick, large snips, staining brush,  which KORTS will supply but you are welcome to bring your own. Bring drinking water and wear gloves. 

Meet at the Wardner Viewpoint trailhead at 9am.

Happy Trails

Friday, May 26, 2023

BC Trails Event day this Sunday regular work parties start June 5

 KORTS is hosting a BC Trails Event day this Sunday which is replacing our regular Monday work party for May 29. Therefore, our next regular work party day will be Monday June 5 9am to noon. 

We will be heading up the Wardner Viewpoint trail to work on levelling several out-sloping sections of the trail tread, upgrade some eroded switchbacks, repair the small viewpoint bench and then stain the 2 benches. If time permits, or possibly the following week, we will continue above the viewpoint onto the connector to No Brakes, levelling the steps and out-sloping trail tread, brushing and upgrading an overgrown section of the connector trail, and re-installing a directional sign that fell over this winter.

I will be sending out a reminder closer to June 5 about meeting location, tools etc.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

KORTS 2023 BC Trails Day event

 Hi Everyone

Please mark your calendar to participate if you can in the KORTS hosted BC Trails Day Event on May 28. Please see the attached poster for details. 
Please pass this event poster on to friends and family who may be interested in participating in this event.
Hope to see you there. 

Stu, Francois, & Osa (organizing committee)

KORTS 2023 BC Trails Day event .pdf

Friday, May 12, 2023

KORTS work party Saturday May 13 @ 9am and work party schedule changes

 Hi Everyone

Just a reminder that Tom has organized a KORTS work party for this Saturday May 13 at 9am to renovate the new KORTS Shed (see email sent May 8). This replaces our regular Monday one for May 15. Also, the following weekend is May Days so we won’t be having a regular work party on Holiday Monday May 22.

Meet at the KORTS Shed near the Unity Bridge south trailhead.

Happy Trails

Monday, May 8, 2023

Shed Workparty Saturday May 13

 KORTS has acquired access to a Village owned shed that we plan to upgrade and use for tool storage. It’s located just outside the Village Shop fence on the west side and its previous life was as a Kaslo Market storage shed downtown.

Tom Duchastel will lead a carpentry work part starting at 9am Saturday May 13. Tom will supply tools and says “Carpentry skills an asset but not necessary”. Meet at The Shed. For further information please contact Tom directly 250-353-7427

Highway Clean-up May 10

Wednesday May 10 @ 9am meet at South Fork (Kaslo side). Please contact Cindy Walker to let her know you want to participate.