Jul 1, 2001 | Marmot, Summer 2001

Trail Host Volunteers Needed

Due to the volume of people using the park, it is important for visitors to understand the need to preserve and appreciate the area‚s natural environment.

The goal of the Volunteer Program is to provide up-to-date information about the park as well as safe and responsible park use. With the 2001 summer season upon us, BC Parks needs volunteers for the Trail Host Program. While knowledge of Strathcona Park is an asset it is not required. An orientation provided by BC Parks gives volunteers all the information needed. The only requirement by volunteers is the will to represent their community and assist visitors. Being a Trail Host consists of greeting visitors and providing them with information about Strathcona Park, more specifically the Paradise Meadows/Forbidden Plateau areas. Volunteers provide information through walking along the popular day use trails or greeting people at the temporary information hut (donated by the Strathcona Nordics). The hut itself is located at the Paradise Meadows trailhead. The time commitment throughout the season is flexible, as the program is designed to accommodate all volunteers who wish to participate. Anytime you can contribute from a couple of hours to a day, weekends or weekdays, will be appreciated. In order to participate in the Volunteer Trail Host Program, interested individuals or groups should contact: Andy Smith, BC Parks Extension Officer Tel (250) 337-2405 Fax: 337-5695 E-mail: Andy.Smith@gems6.gov.bc.ca Or stop in at the Miracle Beach Park office at 1812 Miracle Beach Drive, Black Creek, B.C.

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