Community members are being encouraged to help support and take care of the Trans Canada Trail, the longest trail network in the world.

As a part of their annual Trail Care Grant Program, Trans Canada Trail is awarding $25, 000 to trail groups in Sask. as $1, 500 grants.

A few of the projects the grants will support include tree planting and trail cleanup in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, replacing garbage receptacles on the Chief Whitecap Waterway, tree trimming and safety rail installation at Wakamow Valley Trail, and month-long trail cleanup at Saskatoon's Meewasin Trail.

In the southwest, the Trans Canada Trail runs most notably through the Cypress Hills area.

Trans Canada Trail released last week that trail activity supports over 220, 000 jobs across the country and communities along the Trans Canada see significant economic benefits. 

"These grants support the trail where it really counts, at the local level," noted Mathieu Roy, chief executive officer for Trans Canada Trail. "Trail groups can decide what their community needs most while marking their mark on this incredible national trail network. 

The efforts and activities of those helping to maintain the Trans Canada will be in time for National Trail Care Day, coming up on June 1. 

Anyone interested in Trans Canada Trail's 2023 economic report or information on funding opportunities can visit their website.