Communities along the east coast are showing their continued support for the East Coast Trail, which is celebrating 25 years this summer.
Petty Harbour—Maddox Cove and Bay Bulls both signed memorandums with the East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) in March. For Petty Harbour—Maddox Cove it was the second time and for Bay Bulls the first. Both agreed to work together to preserve, enhance, and protect the trail.
The agreements allow the ECTA to participate in municipal budget consultations and submit funding requests.
Both councils and the ETCA commit to a review of the terms after the election of a new council.
The recent signings bring the total number of communities with active memorandums to ten.
Petty Harbour first signed on in May 2015, one of the first communities to do so. Two trails, the Cape Spear Path and Motion Path, run through the community.
Bay Bulls is the first Southern Shore community to sign a memorandum with the ECTA. The town is home to two ECTA-maintained trails, Spout Path and Mickleens Path.