Hats off to local off-road enthusiasts

The outdoor enthusiasts have been fighting a losing battle for many years. Many of the people that have been able to use the Crown land for camping are being overrun with garbage and irresponsible users.

The outdoor enthusiasts have been fighting a losing battle for many years. Many of the people that have been able to use the Crown land for camping are being overrun with garbage and irresponsible users.

The areas they once had to recreate in are being lost due to damage and carelessness.

A number of local four-wheeling clubs, private individuals and businesses have come together for one cause.

There is a beloved lookout area in the west country that has been damaged. It has been damage due to abuse, and overuse.

A select group of people have made a decision to make a change. They have decided to donate money, time and resources to a cause that may seem futile during a time where every cent counts.

These avid off-road enthusiasts have decided they should start somewhere and fix a growing problem.

They have started to fix a trail.

They went out of their way to use their own money, took time off of work and took the responsibility to make just one small trail better.

These people have taken “ownership” of the public lands they cherish and do something to sustain a recreation they deserve.

I would like to publicly thank these off-road enthusiasts for quietly being do-gooders, for being volunteers and givers and for taking the responsibility many others have not in the past.

Denver Fleming

Red Deer

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