June 04, 2020
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Madawaska Partners with Local Snowmobile Club for 2016-2017 Train Grant funding of $63,300

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Town of Madawaska | BDN
Town of Madawaska | BDN
Snowmobiles Riding Trails in Northern Maine - Photo Courtesy Paul Cyr Photography

Madawaska – The Town of Madawaska is partnering with the local Madawaska Snowmobile Club to apply for grant funding through the Maine Department of Conservation, Snowmobile Program for supporting trail development and maintenance throughout the community.
Madawaska Town Manager Ryan Pelletier confirmed that local Madawaska Snowmobile Club is proposing an estimated $63,300 cost for equipment and labor including signage, maintenance and repair work, culvert purchases, and regular trail grooming to maintain the approximate 50 miles of snowmobile trails located within the community.
“It takes a lot of volunteer effort to provide the excellent trail system, Snowmobile riders have come to expect in Madawaska, and thanks to the local club, its officers, directors and members, these trails are some of the best maintained in the State,” Pelletier said.
According to information provided by the Madawaska Club, this year’s work will include replacing culverts in the power line trail and a section of the St. David trail that is being repaired in cooperation with the local ATV club. Mike Guerrette, Snowmobile Club President stated in the application that the two clubs are sharing the cost of the culvert replacements along a 1 mile section with the ATV club. Guerrette indicated that he does not anticipate any trail relocations in Madawaska at this time.
For more information regarding the Municipal Snowmobile Grant program, interested parties can access the DOC website at: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/grants/snowmobile_grants/municipal.html