BCMT encourages users to help care for the trails by providing stewardship opportunities using ‘Leave no Trace’ principles. We are currently building our own Environmental Care Program which will examine LNT principles in relation to a Marine Environment.
BC Marine Trails is not only concerned with trail building, but over the years has made maintenance of our beaches and coast a priority.
Our Stewardship Committee is our largest volunteer group and stewardship activities such as these cleanups, along with LNT education and awareness, are quickly becoming the primary outreach activities. Users are encouraged to fill out and submit Site Condition Reports (SCRs) which help pinpoint trouble spots for site cleanups and remediation.
BCMT is also pursuing partnership agreements with RSTBC and BC Parks for assistance in needed upgrades and cleanups in certain areas.
Restless Bight & Lawn Point
In 2015 & 2016, BCMT conducted successful large scale shoreline clean ups in Quatsino Sound and Brooks Bay.