Call for support from the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC in partnership with FMCBC and others
ORCBC staff and member representatives from several outdoor recreation organizations, including Liz Bicknell, President of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC, met with Minister George Heyman and Parliamentary Secretary Aman Singh from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at the Legislature earlier this month. They discussed a new provincial recreation strategy and support for BC's community-based recreation groups.
The BC Budget was released on February 28th and reported an investment of $70 million in operating funding and $31 million in capital funding over three years at provincial parks and other outdoor recreation sites and trails. There is an increase of $40 million dollars (over three years) than what was projected in last year's budget.