Advocating for coastal access
In 2022, the BCMT employs several strategies to help protect public coastal access to camping and day use sites. Four strategies are:
- Engaging First Nations and advocating for public access to campsites and day use sites.
- Promoting the Marine Trail Code of Conduct through public education and social media. The Code is important to demonstrate that we [BCMT] take stewardship and conservation seriously and apply it within our practices.
- Emphasizing the Marine Trail safety mandate. This mandate is not meant to regulate distances paddlers travel, but rather to emphasize the need for a reasonable number of campsites and day use sites along the coastline for safe and contiguous travel.
- Advocating for recreational access by sitting on government or stakeholder committees or scheduling meetings with the government related to parks.