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Sunday, 05 February 2012 21:59

'Leave No Trace' Train the Trainer Program

Back Country Horsemen of Washington & Back Country Horsemen of BC invite you to take part in the BCHW annual Leave No Trace (LNT) Train the Trainer program. When: May 17 – 20, 2012 Where: Indian Camp Teanaway just outside of CleElum, Washington on I-90 Cost: $90 registration fee. Includes all meals and handouts $30 for DNR(Dept. of Natural Resources) Park pass. Facilities: Wilderness style. No power. Bring Camper or tent. All Stock will be supplied Pre-requisite: LNT Awareness training or a familiarity with LNT that would allow you to teach others about LNT. If you are interested please contact Mary Huntington (604-988-8442) ASAP with your name, email and contact number. Hope to see you there!
Friday, 03 February 2012 21:11

A Busy Winter in Aldergrove

By Sheila Sowerby Sometime last year, Larry Squire and I grudgingly became the representatives for BCHBC, Aldergrove Chapter (grudgingly, because we’re lazy) and went for coffee with Anne Patterson and Dave Eddleston from the Langley Horse Federation. They wanted to talk to us about a trail I knew as the Park to Park Connector. This multi-use trail is officially known as The South Langley Regional Trail and was built in 1995 to connect the parks. It extends east from Campbell Valley Park along quiet country roads and pastoral farm fields, o’er hill and dale until it screeches to a halt at 256th and 8th Ave….3 1/2 km short of it’s destination, Aldergrove Park. Fast forward 6 months, and we are at the Langley Township Hall, January 16th 2012, to ask the newly elected Mayor Froese and his council for a bunch of money to finish the trail. Although this began…
As a valued contributor to BC Parks, I would like to invite BCHBC members to help BC Parks develop a province-wide volunteer strategy at upcoming regional workshops. In 2011, BC Parks celebrated its 100th Anniversary, commemorating the establishment of Strathcona Provincial Park in 1911 and celebrating the creation of almost 1000 parks and protected areas since then. This successful celebration would not have been possible without the valuable contributions from volunteers across the province, more than 2500 volunteers participated! To build on this success, BC Parks is developing a volunteer strategy to improve the volunteer experience for our existing and future volunteers. Our goal is to develop a strategy over the next few months and launch it in the upcoming summer season. The workshops will provide you with an opportunity to: Share the work you or your organization has done in support of BC Parks; Contribute to a discussion about…
Thursday, 12 January 2012 00:17

BCHBC Trail Guide - photos wanted!

If you haven't done so already, be sure check out HCBC's Traill Guide. They are adding photos, videos and links to the trail listings, so...
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