Algonquin Highlands will be getting money from the province to help with its park ranger program. Council learned yesterday that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry approved a grant of over $36,000 for the township.

The money will allow Algonquin Highlands to hire a team lead for a period of 12 weeks, and four summer students for eight weeks. The park rangers will keep an eye on the townships trails and make sure they are safe for riders and outdoor enthusiasts.

Mayor Carol Moffatt says she’s glad the province still invests in the program. She says the program has been around for several years but wasn’t sure exactly how many.

The rangers will be working from July 3rd until August 24th.