TRA Open Letter

The Tulameen Ratepayers Association was formed to address a vacuum in representation to government. Tulameen Tax payers have never had an accredited group that could go to government to address issues that affect each and every one of us. Things as simple as potholes in the roads or more elaborate issues that need someone to follow up on.

tulameen library
Tulameen Library

On many occasions individuals have been ignored or promised help that never arrived. The RDOS has said many times to many of us “just complain and it will eventual get done, you know the old saying the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. We find this unacceptable and we believe you do to.

The TRA asks for no money just your membership, nothing will be asked of you unless you freely offer to help. Volunteers are our only staff and we are asking for those that want to be a part of this fledgling organization to step up. Join us today at Community Pages with your name, address (in Tulameen), and your email.

The Membership list is protected behind encryption and a firewall and every precaution has been made to secure our website. Your email will only be used to inform you of meetings, and issues that need your input.
Tulameen Ratepayers Association in dedicated to a fully democratic organization that is transparent and inclusive in every way.

You may want to be very active or not active at all, but rest assured you will always be included and  informed. Tulameen is a big part of RDOS area H and should be treated as such, but the only way that will happen is if we all stand together.

Ride to a ghost town

The time is now to become involved check out our web site that is still under construction and please send us any ideas you may have to make the site better.

Don’t forget to signup Membership  

Trail Etiquette

Bicycle & ORV Trail Etiquette & The Environment

  • We promote safe and responsible use of our trails.
  • We believe that education and awareness programs will further protect the natural environment while at the same time, the utilization of a trail network provides for a unique opportunity to experience nature.
  • MB’s are fun and challenging they provide a great way to get around on our trails.
  • ORV’s provide and allow for an increased mobility for a variety of users. our environmental guidelines address the biotic (living organisms) and abiotic (non-living) components of all ecosystems, and are directed to all trail users, including ORV (off road vehicle) riders.
  • Regulations are for your protection and we support and encourage all ORV operators to respect them.
  • We believe the continued use of a trail in the outdoors is directly related to how it is use today. Trail Builder Info
  • We believe riding on designated trails protects the environment.
HB Trail Sign
    • Remove your helmet when talking to other trail users 
    • Always yield the right-of-way to other trail users who are approaching or passing 
    • Ride on designated trails. Do not utilize CLOSED trails. ‘If you don’t know, don’t go!’ 
    • Avoid sudden stops and starts and quick directional changes with acceleration 
    • Avoid sensitive and restricted areas at all times, especially wetlands, lakeshores, steep stream banks and hills 
    • Cross at designated crossings and utilize bridges when available.
    • Cross watercourses at 90-degree angles and drive carefully and slowly 
    • Do not venture out on new, non-ORV designated trails without consulting appropriate stakeholders 
    • Comply with all applicable legislation and/or municipal bylaws 
    • Keeps in mind the following statement: ‘Shared use trail – expect/respect other users.’ 
    • Signal when approaching from behind. In particular, be certain to communicate with the riders of horses and those walking pets 
    • Avoid running over young trees and shrubs, particularly in the spring and the growing season of the summer 
    • Do not trespass on private property and do not utilize single-purpose trails designated for other (non-ORV) activities 
    • Promote parking and dismounting from your ORV to walk to sensitive, scenic, historic and cultural areas 
    • Enjoy wildlife viewing opportunities, avoid stressing any species particularly during the rearing stages 
    • Respect and be courteous to other users who are also using shared use trails
    • Avoid riding after heavy rains 
    • Adjust riding behavior according to season and location 
    • The planning and staging of rodeos and safety courses should be within areas such as pits, gravel parking lots and controlled areas 
    • Take a rider safety course and ride within your abilities 
    • Do not cut switchbacks or take shortcuts 
    • Keep your speed and engine rpm low and steady when approaching other riders, homes, etc.
  • What you pack in, pack out – do not litter 

Note: Guidelines will be altered as required. We invite any comments related to its guidelines ([email protected].)ATV


All trail users, Bicycles, Motor Bikes, Snow Mobil’s, ATV’s, SXS’s, 4X4’s

ake a CSC-approved safety course
Respect Hikers, Walkers, Runners & Horses
ALWAYS wear a helmet and proper protective equipment.
Pack the necessary tools and gear.
Don’t ride alone – use the buddy system!
Keep your ride well-maintained.
Never ride on paved or public roads.
Know your limits. Ride within your abilities, in a controlled manner and with common sense.
Respect the environment and other trail users. 
Keep to marked trails and tracks and resist the urge to blaze new ones.
Keep quiet pipes. More and more trails are closing to motor sports due to offensively loud tailpipes.
Join a local club and experience beautiful trails with others who share your passion. Clubs create quality safe riding areas and keep them open.
Do some trail maintenance. Give back to the trails and earn good karma for future rides!

Community Pages

Tulameen Ratepayers Association (TRA) was formed to represent land owners and residents to government at the Local, Provincial, and Federal levels, we also look forward to working with all stakeholders, NGO’s and Business. The Association is dedicated to Representing, Supporting and Protecting Tulameen and the interests of it’s people.

A dedicated group of ratepayers formed the TRA to address issues that affect the town and the lives of those that pay taxes here. Open Letter

Meetings are scheduled to start in the Summer of 2018 and a membership campaign has been launched including Posting at the mail boxes, and flyers at each door, emails will be sent to those that we have on file, (please contact us so we can update our list with your email, instant Message, Skype address or phone number, etc.). Please let all your Tulameen neighbors know to contact us as well. If you are reading this and have not received any notifications please contact the TRA to sign up.

Many members of the community have expressed a need for a balanced approach to representing Tulameen. The TRA has identified many issues that only a Ratepayers type Association can address.

Our goal is to maintain connections with all levels of government and work to solve the issues that are most pressing to you. Your input is essential to the success of the TRA so please do not hesitate to contact us with any ideas and concerns. As many of our ratepayers are not in town regularly and can’t always attend meetings a top priority is designing an interactive communication system such as this blog, Facebook page, Twitter page, etc..Bird

A Temporary committee has been formed to represent the TRA and facilitate the proper formulation and setup of the Association.  If you are interested in becoming active with this group please contact us.  We look forward to adding you to our democratic association dedicated to all Tulameen ratepayers.

The TRA acknowledges our excellent recreational clubs in Tulameen and commend them all for their contribution to our community and look forward to working with them to enhance Tulameen further.

It is imperative that residents of Tulameen have a say in their future. Please join the TRA so you can have a say in THE FUTURE OF TULAMEEN

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