protectourparks

Protect Our Parks

Join us on Feb. 3, we will strap on our snowshoes, hop in our kayaks or stand by our favourite waterfall to demand a better future for our parks.

Take Action

Will you stand up for parks?
Will you stand up for parks?
BC's parks are suffering from over a decade of chronic underfunding. We have the biggest provincial parks system in the country, but among the worst funded. Join us in the fight for our parks.
Sign the petition and stand up for parks!

What are we doing?

On February 3rd we’re heading out into our local provincial parks, as many of us regularly do, but this time we’re going to share it with more than our friends & family. We’ll bring the decision-makers along with us through social media to show them that we #StandUpForParks!

Why are we doing it?

Since 2000, BC Parks has had to use the same yearly budget to manage an expanding land base and increased visitor traffic. There is an ever-growing backlog of millions of dollars worth of maintenance issues, and there are not enough staff to properly monitor and enforce the regulations and laws that are what actually protect the lands, waters, and wildlife within the borders of our parks. Our provincial parks system is in desperate need of a major funding lift.

We’ve been campaigning for improvements to BC Parks for many years, and we’re beginning to see results. Last year, we saw the first funding lift for our provincial parks in nearly 2 decades. This was desperately needed, but it is not enough to bring us up to sustainable levels. The BC Parks budget is merely a rounding figure when you consider the entire BC budget.

You can read more about the Stand Up for Parks campaign here.

How can I get involved?

Here are the top 3 ways that you can show your support:

  1. Add signatures to the petition calling for an increase in resources for BC Parks
  2. Share this event and campaign with your networks using StandUpForParks.ca
  3. Get outside by joining or leading an outdoor activity on Feb. 3!

We’ve created this toolkit with more details on trip planning, reaching elected officials, writing to your local paper, and ways to share with your social networks.

 

Interested in organizing or helping to plan a trip in your area? Tell us more in the form below and we'll get in touch to follow-up.

 

If you have trouble using the above form send an e-mail to parks@cpawsbc.org 

Resources

We've created a toolkit to help you share & plan for our in-park day of action on Feb. 3. 

In the toolkit you will find:

  • A list of roles for the day-of
  • Campaign talking points
  • Links to printable petitions
  • A list of politicians to target 
  • And more!

You can find the toolkit at this link.

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