B.C. Marine Parks Guide partners with non-profit
BC Parks has donated thousands of copies of the BC Marine Parks Guide to the non-profit BC Marine Parks Forever Society (BCMPFS).
The guides, originally sold for $21.95, will be sold for a $10 donation, with proceeds going back to BC Parks for a park enhancement fund. BCMPFS has already sold more than 1,100 guides. Guides are available through yacht clubs, chandleries and marinas across Vancouver Island and throughout the Lower Mainland.
The guide includes information on all BC Marine Parks, with the exception of Alison Harbour. Charts, pictures, must-see sights and recreational activities for each park are included in the guide. British Columbia has 148 Marine Protected areas (MPA), making it Canada’s most active province in establishing MPAs.
The BCMPFS raises funds to acquire park sites on their own, with the help from BC Parks or in conjunction with other non-profit societies with similar views on conservation. Once lands are purchased by the BCMPFS, the land title is handed back to BC Parks for management. For more information on BCMPFS and where to buy the BC Marine Parks Guide, visit www.marineparksforever.ca