The BC Marine Trails Network Association is currently recruiting candidates for 2018 projects as part of a new volunteer drive. Help create marine trails of the future by fitting your skills and interests to one of our adventure openings.
The BC MarineTrails Network Association is recruiting for senior board positions:
Secretary. Be a vital link in the association's administrative structure. Not particularly taxing in terms of hours required, it suits a person who can pay attention to details and set chaos into order wherever chaos may appear. The proper candidate would also sit on the governance board to provide administrative oversight of the organization.
Treasurer. Suits a person with a finance or accounting background who can help the BCMTNA fulfills its obligations as a non-profit registered charity. The position need not be time-consuming as the BCMTNA is working on its accounting system to streamline and simplify reporting and financial entries. However, an eye for details and problem-solving will help to continue the process already underway.
Board members. The BCMTNA is currently looking for new board members to form the executive backbone of the organization. This is a great way to learn about the marine trails and provide input and direction into key aspects of marine trail building. Set policy, direction and provide oversight while learning about what is involved in creating 27,000 km of marine trails.
Find your niche by helping out with a committee. The workload need not be arduous -- provide input into policy and planning, take on tasks that fit your skillset and interest and generally learn about what is involved in the various aspects of what it takes to make a marine trail system.
Communications: Help with social media, organizing events and building our public profile by becoming part of the BCMTNA's communications team. There are numerous aspects to this fast-paced and energetic committee. Help us get the word out to the world through your creativitity.
Stewardship: Help create and oversee projects designed to protect the coast and the sites we love to use. Many forward-looking projects are underway that will play a significant role in how the public uses the British Columbia coast for recreation. Be part of this important and ground-breaking initiative.
Trails development: Be part of the planning team that is embarking on new trail and site development. Help map out the site inventory, data management and strategic planning of the marine trail system. A highly important job. Help chart the course that the BC marine trails system takes, particularly as new projects come on line now the Salish Sea Marine Trail is complete.
Clayoquot Sound Portfolio Manager
Gulf Islands Portfolio Manager
Stewardship/Site Condition Reporting
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. Please visit this page for online forms and information: https://www.bcmarinetrails.org/how-to-help/stewardship
Become a BCMTNA Site Steward and provide ground-level support for the locations you use and love. This is part of a new Stewardship Committee initiative where paddlers are enlisted to watch over and care for marine trail sites in an official capacity. Such duties might include:
- Keep data on usage, garbage and debris, campfire rings (condition, number, and location), wear and tear of sites, any trails and amenities.
- Performing simple debris/garbage cleanup (whatever fits in a bag and in or on your kayak)
- Report on other issues, such as hazard trees or branches in camping and landing areas, human waste disposal issues, etc.
Numerous other options exist for being involved in ground-level care and attention of marine trail sites in this evolving program. Join at the ground level and become one of the first official BC Marine Trails site stewards.