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CLTBS and Beaver Creek trail on CTV

In the last couple of months our work on the Beaver Creek trail has really made a huge impact. Two beautiful bridges, a rest place with a bench for Salmon viewing and widened trails all the way through can now be enjoyed by everyone. To celebrate a team from CTV came...

Fairservice Fun trail opening on June 11

Trails are networking through the woods, signposts are standing tall and soon will be displaying all of our colourful way-finding signs. It’s time to celebrate our new Fair Service Fun trail system! Soon, hikers and bikers from near and far can experience world-class...

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Cowichan Blazers Earn ICET Grant to Build Bridge

Cowichan Blazers Earn ICET Grant to Build Bridge

As a key part of their master trail plan, the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society will install a hiking and biking bridge over salmon-bearing Beaver Creek that will serve as a gateway and catalyst to their trail system, with investment from Island Coastal Economic...

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Students turn into Trail Blazers

Students turn into Trail Blazers

Students at Cowichan Lake School put in the work to build happy and healthy trails Chadd Cawson This May, sixth and seventh graders of Lake Cowichan school will be hard at work to ensure the community, and all visiting outdoor enthusiasts have future happy trails to...

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Blazing trails with Mosaic

Blazing trails with Mosaic

Has it really been two years already? It feels like just yesterday that the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society (CLTBS) signed a land-use agreement with Mosaic Forest Management. It allows the society to build and maintain trails in the Cowichan Lake area. Two trail...

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Building before the snow hit

Building before the snow hit

On the 26th of November we had another successful trail build and maintenance day. Board members and volunteers alike showed up and helped. So what did the team get done and whats next? Even though it was a cold November day, the team achieved a lot again: Two new...

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A great end for October 2022

A great end for October 2022

is marked by a few more posts in the ground and a recognition for our work. As you know we now have over 20 km of single trail in Fairservice Fun and a whole lot more double track and gravel roads. And a great hiking trail at Christopher Rock. And we have 100 posts...

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Marking a milestone with a post

Marking a milestone with a post

The dry summer is gone and we are ready to celebrate. The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society has reached another milestone of for our Fairservice Fun trail network. But before I spill the beans and reveal where we are at, let's look back a bit. It feels like a long...

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Bald Mountain Broom Bash

Bald Mountain Broom Bash

Over 30 volunteers met at Bald Mountain on May 7 to remove invasive Scottish broom from the trails. Cowichan Lake Trail Blazer Society volunteers joined forces with Youbou Community Association, the Retreads hiking group, Save Our Holmes, Cowichan Lake and River...

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Christopher Rock Trail Updated

Christopher Rock Trail Updated

April was dedicated to refurbishing a cherished hiking trail in Youbou that commemorates a young man who died too soon. Volunteers spent April 2 and 16 on the Christopher Rock trail cutting away fallen logs, creating switchbacks and bypasses, and creating a new...

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Christopher Rock in April

Christopher Rock in April

Our Master Trail Plan for Christopher Rock has been approved and we are ready to start work! Join the Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers on Saturdays at 10 am, on April 2, 16, and 30, behind the Youbou Community Hall. Bring rake, lopper, shovel, pick, gloves, and a can-do...

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Annual Meeting Elects Board Members

Annual Meeting Elects Board Members

At our Annual General Meeting, we elected 4 board members: Chelsea, Julia, Manfred, and Donna, who will each serve a three-year term until 2025. The board subsequently elected our executive board: President, Julia; Vice President, Nic; Secretary, Donna; and Treasurer,...

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