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.
Howe Sound Stewardship Initiative
Six Sea to Sky Marine Trail Sites in Howe Sound are new Recreation Sites established by the BC Marine Trails Network Association, Trans Canada Trail and Recreation Site and Trail Management BC (RSTBC) in 2015. In the Spring of 2017, SKABC entered into a partnership agreement with RSTBC to look after maintenance of six sites:
(See map ).
Projects since have included installing bear proof cache boxes, minor leveling, garbage removal, and monitoring visits. Future plans include improving tent pads and adding picnic tables. SKABC is accepting donations to fund future improvements and maintenance to the Howe Sound campsites.
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.
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.