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:
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 has an online accounting system, which is periodically overviewed by a chartered accountant. However, an eye for details and problem-solving will help to continue the process already underway.
Board members. The BCMTNA is not currently looking for board members, but we expect a position or two to become vacant in November's AGM. 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.
Marine Trail Planning Team Members
The BC Marine Trails Network is currently looking for ideal candidates to form part of a team to oversee marine trail project regions. Projects are currently operating in North Vancouver Island, the Discovery Islands and the Sechelt/Jervis Inlet area. A priority project area requiring a team is the Broughton/Johnstone region, and the BCMTNA is currently shopping for volunteers who can spearhead the important work to be done in this popular kayaking area. Another priority location is Clayoquot Sound, which is undergoing land use decisions that will affect the marine trails initiative and so requires BCMTNA representation. In the near future the BCMTNA also plans to examine the next phase of the Gulf Islands region and would like a team to form to begin examining the project potential in the Gulf Islands.
Part of the team involvement for marine trail planning is to provide project oversight and high-level planning through a formalized planning structure. A goal of each project is to ensure they are fully funded to allow all ground-level participating in site planning and evaluation, as well as expenses related to consultations and research. These are key positions that will play a vital part in the marine trail creation process on the BC coast.
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