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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2002, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone mknew of any place where I could do some trail maintenance this summer , I think that 2 years behind the counter at the Great Canadian Bagel is long enough. I need to get outside and gain some experience while doing it. Any info would be great, thanks! <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2002, 07:46 AM
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Contact the BC Federation of Mountain Clubs. They are involved with trail maintenance. I have seen signs for various member clubs on some trails like the Whatcom/Skagit and the Trophy Mountain trails.. Also the WTA (Washington Trails Association) has major trail maintenance programs just south of us.

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I'm not sure if you are looking for paid or volunteer.

As HikerBoy pointed out, I would start with the FMCBC. They have an adopt a trail program. http://www.mountainclubs.bc.ca/Trails/adopt.htm
I would suspect that the things through them would be more of a volunteer basis.

It doesn't look like BC Parks is taking any new volunteer positions this year. I would however keep an eye on the employment pages. You can get a listing of the provincial jobs though wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/info/employ.htm (the link is doing funny things in the post, include the wlap as well). This links to the government's human resource branch.

Although BC Parks isn't officially accepting new volunteer positions, you might also want to check with their local offices. I doubt they would turn down offers. I would also consider checking with BC Hydro or Forestry.

Actually, you're going to be taking that course soon... Why not contact the department head and ask him/her for some thoughts as well.





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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2002, 08:09 AM
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Just had another thought. Another approach is to instead of going provincial, try regional. The GVRD has an extensive Park program encompassing 20 communities. Maybe give them a ring as well.





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Thanks everyone , I will look into all these! <img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

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