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Safety Minded ATV Association Monthly Meeting (18 Jan 2021)

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 19:30

15 Station Road

Head of St.Margarets Bay,Nova Scotia

Third Monday of the Month[Excluding July/August]

7:30 PM [Clubhouse]

Guests and New Members welcome!

Contact

Mike Marriott

902-430-6079

mikemarriott@bellaliant.net


Trailcompletely closed from Grande Anse to Thibeauville/Back Route Road, Richmond County

ATVANS NEWS - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:05

The Richmond County Rail Trail is under construction from Grande Anse to River Tillard, but is completely closed from Grande Anse to Thibeauville/Back Route Road.  We would ask that people stay off that section due to safety reasons surrounding the complete reshaping of the trail and water management strategies like trenches through the center of the trail.

Map shows area of the closure



ATVANS SMALL GRANTS 2019

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:22

The Small Grant Budget has been allocated for 2019. Hat's off to the Clubs and their hard work, well done!

Each year ATVANS manages the ATVANS Small Project grant program. This year $100,000 has been set aside for small local projects. Clubs can apply for up to $5000 per project with matching funds or in-kind labour. This program is administered by Corey Robar (trails coordinator) and has oversight from the ATVANS trails committee.

Clubs should contact Corey prior to starting any work to see if their project is eligible. This program is an important tool for building and maintaining our trail network. For more details contact Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org.  All unused funds are not carried forward.

Trail OPEN - St. Mary's ATV Club trails

ATVANS NEWS - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:20

All Members:

Trail is OPEN again after the repairs and upgrades were completed, see attached map.

Corey Robar
Trails Coordinator
ATV Association of Nova Scotia
email:  trails@atvans.org
Tel: 902-521-9790


The Marine Riders help out at the NSEF 12th Annual Trail Ride

ATVANS NEWS - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:58


This past weekend members of the Marine Riders ATV Club volunteered their time to help out the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation at their 13th Annual Trail Ride and Drive. This year it was held at the Dollar Lake Provincial Park in Wyses Corner.

The Marine Riders helped ferry supplies around the park on their ATVs and Side by Sides, managed parking for all the attendees and their trailers as well as patrolled the park and gave assistance where needed. This was a unique opportunity to ride alongside our 4 hooved friends and see the sites at the beautiful Dollar Lake Provincial Park.

Many thanks go out to Suzanne Killen (and the rest of her team) at NSEF for putting together such a wonderful event and inviting the Marine Riders along once again. The Marine Riders look forward to being a part of this event again next year.

Trail Closures - Eigg Mountain and St. Mary's trails

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:56

Trails are currently closed due to trail repairs and upgrades, see attached maps.

Users are advised not to use the trails until the closure is lifted, the club is doing repairs and upgrades which will require time to dry out and firm up before it can be used.

Notifications will be sent out when the trails are reopened.

Corey Robar
Trails Coordinator, ATV Association of Nova Scotia
email: trails@atvans.org
Tel: 902-521-9790

Eigg Mountain Trail

St. Mary's trail

Trail Closures - Eigg Mountain and St. Mary's trails

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 13:56

Trails are currently closed due to trail repairs and upgrades, see attached maps.

Users are advised not to use the trails until the closure is lifted, the club is doing repairs and upgrades which will require time to dry out and firm up before it can be used.

Notifications will be sent out when the trails are reopened.

Corey Robar
Trails Coordinator, ATV Association of Nova Scotia
email: trails@atvans.org
Tel: 902-521-9790

Eigg Mountain Trail

St. Mary's trail

Very good news from the Department of Environment today.

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 09:39

For decades clubs have worked tirelessly across Nova Scotia to create an interconnected trail network. The government of Nova Scotia today tabled a bill with provisions that will help us achieve this goal in two important and specific areas. The Ogden Round Lake Wilderness area has blocked connectivity in Guysbough County since it was designated in the 1990’s. 

In Cumberland County the Portapique River Wilderness Area cut off a major OHV/ Snowmobile trail and bridge known locally as the swinging bridge trail. ATVANS and SANS have worked together to ensure government was aware of the importance of both trails to our members. 

Amendments to the acts today allow for the Minister to enter into agreements with ATVANS and SANS to manage trails in these two WPA’s that will resolve longstanding local issues and restore OHV use on these two trials. 

We continued to meet with staff and Ministers to ensure they are aware of our issues and concerns. Today’s actions by the minister are the fruit of our labour and hard work. We thank the minister for his openness and positive response to our concerns. 

“ATVANS supports the organized responsible use of all terrain vehicles and we applaud the government for helping us create a culture of responsible OHV use on managed trails in Nova Scotia while respecting and protecting the environment “said Kevin Lombard President of ATVANS

Very good news from the Department of Environment today.

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 09:39

For decades clubs have worked tirelessly across Nova Scotia to create an interconnected trail network. The government of Nova Scotia today tabled a bill with provisions that will help us achieve this goal in two important and specific areas. The Ogden Round Lake Wilderness area has blocked connectivity in Guysbough County since it was designated in the 1990’s. 

In Cumberland County the Portapique River Wilderness Area cut off a major OHV/ Snowmobile trail and bridge known locally as the swinging bridge trail. ATVANS and SANS have worked together to ensure government was aware of the importance of both trails to our members. 

Amendments to the acts today allow for the Minister to enter into agreements with ATVANS and SANS to manage trails in these two WPA’s that will resolve longstanding local issues and restore OHV use on these two trials. 

We continued to meet with staff and Ministers to ensure they are aware of our issues and concerns. Today’s actions by the minister are the fruit of our labour and hard work. We thank the minister for his openness and positive response to our concerns. 

“ATVANS supports the organized responsible use of all terrain vehicles and we applaud the government for helping us create a culture of responsible OHV use on managed trails in Nova Scotia while respecting and protecting the environment “said Kevin Lombard President of ATVANS

Hingley Road - Bridge Update

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:59

The bridge has been replaced and the trail is now open.

Hingley Road - Bridge Update

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:59

The bridge has been replaced and the trail is now open.

ATVANS Small Grants Available 2019

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 12:00

ATVANS SMALL GRANTS AVAILABLE 2019


Each year ATVANS manages the ATVANS Small Project grant program. This year $100,000 has been set aside for small local projects. Clubs can apply for up to $5000 per project with matching funds or in-kind labour. This program is administered by Corey Robar (trails coordinator) and has oversight from the ATVANS trails committee.

Clubs should contact Corey prior to starting any work to see if their project is eligible. This program is an important tool for building and maintaining our trail network. For more details contact Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org.  All unused funds are not carried forward.


ATVANS Small Grants Available 2019

ATVANS NEWS - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 12:00

ATVANS SMALL GRANTS AVAILABLE 2019


Each year ATVANS manages the ATVANS Small Project grant program. This year $100,000 has been set aside for small local projects. Clubs can apply for up to $5000 per project with matching funds or in-kind labour. This program is administered by Corey Robar (trails coordinator) and has oversight from the ATVANS trails committee.

Clubs should contact Corey prior to starting any work to see if their project is eligible. This program is an important tool for building and maintaining our trail network. For more details contact Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org.  All unused funds are not carried forward.


Bridge Replaced - Hingley Road - Trail Open

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:59

The Bridge has been replaced and the trail is now open.

Bridge Out - Hingley Road

ATVANS NEWS - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:59


Notice of Power Line Clearing

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:41


Notice of Power Line Clearing

ATVANS NEWS - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:41