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General · 13th April 2016
Trails Committee
Join Paul Grey and John Kimantas from the BC Marine Trails organization on Thursday evening, 21 April, 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  The presentation will be between 30 and 40 minutes with 15 minutes given to questions.
The BC Marine Trails Network Association is turning its attention to the Discovery Islands this year. The hope is to add the Discovery Islands Marine Trail section possibly with a grand opening as early as 2017. Work starts this spring with a site assessment tour followed by a major week-long cleanup campaign in July. We want to touch base with local groups and organizations and are looking for suggestions, feedback and involvement throughout the process. Here's a chance to get the inside story and provide your views on what course the marine trail should take.

The presentation by the BC Marine Trails Network Association will be an introduction of its history and stewardship program including clean ups, an overview of current and past campsite projects, how the association works with Recreation Sites and Trails BC and BC Parks, a brief overview of its website map and how to use it for camping and paddling, and the possible establishment of a blueway or transportation corridor from the mainland to Vancouver Island through Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands Group. The transportation corridor would be a joint project of the BCMTNA and the Trans Canada Trail.

Contact www.bcmarinetrails.org for more info.

The event will be at the Quadra Community Centre, room 3 (upstairs). Please use the south side door as another group is in the main hall.