Town Launches Adopt-A-Trail Program

Oakville, June 7, 2007 — For Immediate Release

Town of Oakville’s Parks and Open Space Department launched the Adopt-A-Trail program in an effort to engage Oakville citizens, schools and organizations in keeping our greenspaces clean.

“We want Oakville residents to enjoy our extensive trail system and help us keep it beautiful for many years to come,” Mayor Rob Burton said.

The Adopt-A-Trail program is a volunteer community project to help maintain the health and beauty of Oakville trails and open spaces. Citizens, schools, community groups and corporate organizations are encouraged to "adopt" a specific section of a trail or parkland and, by keeping it clean, make a contribution to the community.

“We invite you to adopt your favorite section of trail and while you enjoy your walk in nature take a few moments to help maintain its serenity and beauty by keeping it clean,” said Chris Marks, Director of Parks and Open Space.

Trail Adopters provide litter cleanup and inspection on a year-round basis or clean up specific areas on a one-time basis and report any damage by storms, vandalism, graffiti and illegal dumping to the Parks and Open Space Department.

“We are very fortunate to have access to wonderful trails and greenspace right at our doorstep,” said Jan Doholis of Gardens Off Drugs. “Our group adopted Nipigon Trail because protecting and preserving our greenspace is worthwhile for our entire community.”

With more than 140 kilometres of trails to maintain, the Town of Oakville welcomes adopters and recognizes your contribution with a sign erected at the entrance of the trail for the duration of the adoption.

For more information on the Adopt-A-Trail program, please contact Parks and Open Space Department at  905-845-6601 ext. 3076 or


For details contact:

Chris Mark      
Director, Parks & Open Space    
Town of Oakville    
905-845-6601, ext.3111    

Mary Jo Milhomens
Supervisor of Marketing, Corporate Communications
Town of Oakville