Protecting our Coast

What are we doing in 2022? We are planning on several activities that help support trails development and protect our coastline. For example, we are planning on working on Vargas Island in the Spring to clean up some beaches. Our activities will be advertised through our Events Calendar, newsletter and social media.

Why type of education programs do you have? We currently are working on two areas within our Code of Conduct: Firepits and First Nations visitor guidelines. Our Stewardship Coordinator is working with different groups to promote this work. We also give presentations to organizations.

How are you reporting on the condition of campsites along the coast? We rely heavily on paddlers to use our reporting system. In some instances we have used Site Condition Reports to direct clean ups to specific areas.

Why should I support this campaign? Volunteer organizations are doing a lot of the clean up work for free. Funding from government is intermittent. For example in late 2021 we helped with the container clean up on north Vancouver Island. We also team up with plastics organizations that specialize in this type of work. Costs are often associated with transportation, tools and/or freight charges.