This project was made possible through a partnership of Debwendon Inc. and the Manitoba government. Debwendon Inc. is a charitable organization, formed of volunteer members of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Eastside Aboriginal Sustainable Tourism Inc., the Manitoba Model Forest, and Native Orchid Conservation Inc. The Manitoba government funded, designed, managed and constructed the physical structure of the boardwalk, trail, access road, parking lot, and washrooms. Riverside Gravel Inc. gave up their gravel lease on the land on which the trail was constructed. Native Orchid Conservation Inc. and others also generously contributed funds towards completion of this project. Karen Paul and Norma Bergman donated prints for the benefit of the project that their grandfather Henry Eric Bergman made.
With a mandate to promote and preserve the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve and raise awareness of the historic and cultural connection of the wetland and the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Debwendon Inc. is responsible for the interpretation of the trail. With support from the Eugene Reimer Environment Fund, Debwendon is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the trail.
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers who have helped us throughout this project!