Although there has been some turnover in our elected members since the project began, there is one clear common thread all those who have served - undying support for the Corduroy Brook Project.
Through annual assistance from the "Community Enhancement and Employment Program", the association has been able to hire employees through the winter months to carry out project related activities. As a result of this, we have been able to keep much of the trail open for users even in the cold, snow-filled part of the year.
The project enables us to cover cost of materials and overhead at a time when we would normally have a difficult time doing so. The project also allows the association to prepare for planned work for the upcoming summer season. Some examples of this include brush cutting of designated areas for future trail development, the building of amenities such as picnic tables, benches, and garbage containers, and building the foundations for boardwalks that are easier to build over water when the ice is thick enough for easy access.
On many occasions the CBEA has been successful in an application for funding under the province's "Student Employment Program", whereby Level 1, 2, or 3 students are hired during the summer months to work on specific work projects.