Caring for our Coast

How do we care for the trails?

Building trails and identifying sites is only the first step. We value the incredibly diverse environment of the BC Coast and we have created numerous programs to protect and preserve. Site maintenance, shoreline clean-ups and public education are ways that BCMT strives to take care of our coast.

Our Stewardship Pillars

On the Ground Initiatives

Cleaning debris from shorelines, removing invasive species and site improvements are part of our programs. Join us and give your paddle trip a purpose.

Reduce Our Impact

Learn how to behave in a marine environment from poop to fires and everything in between. Adopt our Code of Conduct for sustainable behaviour.

Preserve & Protect

BC Marine Trails Environmental Care Program ensures sustainable recreation. Learn what to look for and how to keep them protected.

Site Condition Reporting

Our network's input about site conditions is critical to our stewardship mandate. Out paddling? Submit your report below.

Current Stewardship Projects

Site Condition Reporting Contest

In partnership with Mustang Survival we are hosting a contest. By submitting Site Condition Reports (SCRs) you are automatically entered into the prize draw.

Contest runs May 1st - September 31st, 2022

Gerald Island Invasive Species Removal

One of our longest running initiatives! Last year this event logged 300 volunteer hours. Come help remove English Ivy to protect the blue-listed coastal wood fern.

Volunteer applications will open late summer for September Project

Public Education Program

Our education program stems from our Code of Conduct. Through workshops, presentations and collaboration we are setting a standard for low impact use of the BC Coast.

World Oceans Week (WOW)

June 1st - 8th is World Oceans Week! This year's theme is Caring for our Coast. We invite all of our members to share an activity that shows how you are taking action to preserve the natural beauty of our coastal environment.

Vargas Island - Marine Debris Removal

A project in conjunction with Surfriders Pacific Rim Division & Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society.

Clean up large marine debris before it has the chance to break down. Looking for volunteers with outside paddling experience. May 25-29th, 2022

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