(Trevor Minett Photography)

BC Parks will be using their Park Enhancement Fund to provide $240,000 annually to support volunteer projects in the province.

Each of the five BC Parks regions (West coast, South coast, Kootenay-Okanagan, Thompson-Cariboo, and Northern) has been allocated $20,000 for conservation projects, and $20,000 for recreation projects, with an additional $40,000 fund available for multi-regional projects.

BC Parks regions

Individuals with project proposals are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 each, and selections will be made by the end of June 2018. Click here for more information on how to apply.

In the past, funding has been made available to volunteer projects like putting up interpretive signage, building huts, docks and trails, controlling invasive species, providing information to visitors, and gathering conservation data.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of BC Parks, and we want to give them the support they need to continue doing their great work in parks throughout the province,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

“From conservation projects to public outreach, our parks volunteers take on important projects, and we appreciate and recognize the wonderful job they do to enhance the visitor experience in our beautiful provincial parks.”

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