Conservation Goals of SKABC
SKABC promotes the conservation of our coastal resources. Our conservation goals are to:
- Promote sound ecological practices by our members and awareness of the impact of our activities on our surroundings.
- Provide information to members to enhance their appreciation of the marine environment.
- Provide input to governments when they formulate environmental, legal or other policies that affect access to or the ecological sustainability of the marine environment.
- Advocate for the protection of existing marine protected areas and for the creation of additional protected areas to ensure the sustainability of BC's unique marine ecosystems.
We provide information and promote ecological practices through our News posts, forum and teaching best practices for low impact camping and wild life viewing.
BC Marine Trails Network Association
SKABC was a founding member of BC Marine Trails Network Association, an organization dedicated to the creation of a marine network of access points and campsites along the coastline of British Columbia.
Over the years, SKABC has supported the BC Marine Trails Network Association with financial donations and many volunteer hours. In 2016 BCMTNA gained charitable status and is able to give receipts for donations, bequests etc that are recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency and offset some taxes. In 2017 SKABC entered into a formal partnership agreement to look after maintenance of six campsites in Howe Sound through our Howe Sound Stewardship Initiative.
Visit BC Marine Trails Network Association to learn more and how you can get involved, and check our News page for updates. Their map of access points and campsites is a great resource when planning your next kayak trip.
Here are some links and events recommended by the club conservation officer: