Stewardship Program: Site Condition Reporting
The BC Marine Trails Network Association Stewardship Program is a relatively new effort to engage its volunteers and members in site condition assessment, clean up and site improvements. It’s a two-step process where members/volunteers assess the condition of sites (Site Condition Report (SCR)) in order to notify the land owners (mostly government) about the problems of the site; and b) members/volunteers clean up and improve the identified sites as needed.
The Stewardship committee will evaluate the success of Site Condition Reports this fall. Likely, we will simplify our current process. We will need help with maintenance, site condition reporting and other tasks in 2018.
What Can You Do To Help
Send Us a Site Condition Report
When you are paddling and visiting sites send us a Site Condition Report (SCR—that is, a report on the condition of a site(s)). You have two methods to fill out a form:
The site condition report is completed following the seven principles of Leave No Trace. The principles can be viewed here.
Helping Us Clean Up or Improve the Sites
- We take information from your SCR to create a program. We locate problem areas and organize work crews for clean up or site remediation.
Training in The Use Of Your SCR Form
Periodically, training sessions are conducted using a SCR (or within a LNT workshop). We just had a session on March 24, 2017. We will post new sessions here.
Our current stewardship co-chairs are Louise and Stephanie (their contact e-mail is on our contact page).