To stay running each year, the 150km KCTS trail network requires over $100,000 worth of paid work, countless volunteer hours, and the generosity of 30 local landowners. 95% of annual funding is approved on a year by year basis by local government. Besides improving the quality of life that residents enjoy, the trails are a significant tourism draw and a big reason for the influx of young families, professionals and home based technology workers to the area. The network sees an estimated 120,000 uses per year at a cost of just $0.70 per use. It would cost an estimated $2.25 million dollars to replace.
To help ensure that future generations inherit a trail network that is even better than it is today, the KCTS Board of Directors is establishing an endowment fund through the LeRoi Foundation.
The fund will generate annual income in perpetuity that the KCTS will be invested back into the trails each year. As people make donations or bequeath funds in their wills, it will diversify and provide a backup for our funding.
The KCTS would like to thank all of our donors so far. We have raised $22455 so far!
Let’s show that this community is serious about building a world class trail network for years to come!
Cheques – please make out to the "LeRoi Community Foundation"
Legacy Donors – Show future generations that you care!
Stocks or Life Insurance – Can be exempt for Capital Gains Tax!
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Government Funding is provided by the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, Warfield, Electoral Area 'A', and Area 'B'(Lower Columbia-Old Glory) through the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, and directly from the City of Rossland