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.
What Can You Do To Help
Send Us a Site Condition Report
- When you are paddling and visiting sites send us a SCR—that is, a report on the condition of a site(s). We have both a fillable pdf form that you need to save and send to our stewardship director (e-mail on form) or we have an online form that is sent automatically to the stewardship director.
- This is an online form that can be used to fill in Site Condition Reporting information.
The site condition report is completed following the seven principles of Leave No Trace. A copy for your use can be found 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). These sessions are announced on the events page. We have a LNT workshop on March 24 in Nanaimo.
Our current stewardship co-chairs are Roxanne and Stephanie (their contact e-mail is on our contact page).