our donors

As a community-based nonprofit and charity,  the BC Marine Trails is sustained by the generous individuals, families, and individuals, who go above and beyond in their commitment as donors. 

Donations  enable us to do critical BC coastal work in First Nations engagement, stewardship, conservation, and trails development. BC Marine Trails is the only organization advocating for public access to recreation on the BC coast — we are steadfast in our commitment to this endeavour.

Our community work is also heavily supported through in-kind volunteer hours. For example, our recent Gerald Island invasive species cleanup netted 670 hours in four days from 24 volunteers in April 2024. We rely on a community of people who give to the association. 

Meet our 2023 & 2024 Donors

Donations are an important part of our organization’s success. Memberships cover approximately 25% of our costs. Donation amounts vary year to year but cover up to 20% of our costs. Most paddlers/people give to help support the BC Marine Trails and its overall community efforts to create public access to BC coastal recreation. Our surveys also show that members and the public strongly support our three-pillar program of First Nations engagement, stewardship and conservation and trails development.

In 2024 our main campaign to support the BC Marine Trails has been a SpencerCreo matching campaign (April 1st to May 8th).

Donation names below are updated monthly.

Please note we have many donors who remain anonymous. If we missed your name please let us know!

Donors (2023)

Donors (2024)

  • AJ Murray
  • Alex Varju
  • Antje Ellermann
  • Becky Hardey
  • Christian Gaujous
  • Corinne Risler
  • David Aitken
  • Dave Harkness
  • Eldan Goldenberg
  • John Street
  • Karina Younk
  • Karl Guntheroth
  • Katie Stein Sather
  • Ken Scholz
  • Lorraine Sharpsteen
  • Marianne Wolters
  • Marilyn Robertson
  • Nathalie Butters
  • Paul Grey
  • Peter Englander
  • Petra Gier
  • Roy Millen
  • Shari Westaway
  • Stewart and Bean Peddemors
  • Susie Youle
  • Tamara Plush
  • Tony Clayton
  • Alan Thomson
  • Andrew Clark
  • Brian Hindle
  • Brian Walter
  • Cathy Marr (in memory of Bill Kelly)
  • Connie Waddell
  • Dan Robinson
  • Dave Harkness
  • Fran Friesen
  • Fred Pishalski
  • Geoff Mumford
  • Gerry Lavoie
  • Grant Gilron; Robyn Wark
  • Gord Lyster
  • John Street
  • Karin Hartner
  • Karina Younk
  • Jan Kretz (Adventuress Sea Kayaking)
  • Marianne Wolters
  • Marilyn Robertson
  • Michael Luce
  • Mike Allegretti
  • Nathlie Butters
  • Norman Marcy
  • Paul Grey
  • Peter Englander
  • Philip Torrens
  • Reed Clarke
  • Roy Millen
  • Scott Gable
  • Shaeden Awai
  • Shari Westaway
  • Stewart and Bean Peddemors
  • Susie Youle
  • Tambara Plush
  • Ted Bruce
  • Tony Clayton