With a donation of $200,000 over two years from ArcelorMittal Dofasco GP, the Upper Stoney Creek trail linking the Devil’s Punchbowl and Vinemount Swamp will be rebuilt and prepared for linkages to the new Saltfleet Conservation Area.
The trail has seen a number of closures in recent years as the Emerald Ash Borer dramatically altered the tree canopy and the boardwalks aging footings began to deteriorate.
With ArcelorMittal Dofasco GP’s gift, the Conservation Authority was able to begin work on a complete rebuild of the boardwalk this past winter. The work is now half complete and is expected re-start this coming winter.
The trail investment is especially timely as it runs alongside part of the Saltfleet Conservation Area and has the potential to connect visitors to the property once the area’s long-term wetland project is complete.