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VICTORIA – BC Parks is designating $200,000 towards recreational and conservation projects involving volunteers and launching a new volunteer website today to mark National Volunteer Week April 15-21.
The extra funding is being allocated in 2012/2013 to enhance recreational and conservation opportunities for park visitors, with priority going to those projects involving volunteers. This will give many volunteers the “seed money” they need to do things like purchase project materials and other supplies. The message from volunteers that they can make a little money can go a long way was heard loud and clear during recent public consultations.
This past winter, BC Parks staff held 11 workshops across the province – from Victoria to Haida Gwaii to Cranbrook – to request input on developing an upcoming volunteer strategy for BC Parks. BC Parks consulted with volunteers, park facility operators and stakeholders and the general public. Two hundred people ...