Get Involved. Take Action.
Are you concerned about the state of trails in your local area? About a particular access or land use issue? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how you can make a difference? The good news is that there are many ways you can take action to help our backcountry assets. Here are just a few:
1. Write a letter to your elected representative: One of the easiest and most effective ways you can take action on backcountry issues is by writing to your political representatives. Every letter an elected official receives is taken to represent several others! Who should you write? Check our MLA Finder for a list of Provincial MLA’s. Find a BC Government employee address, phone number or email with the B.C. Government Directory.
2. Write a letter to the Editor: Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper is another effective way to make your voice heard. Remember to keep your letter short and to the point, and to include your phone number at the bottom of your letter so the newspaper can contact you with questions.
3. Join a club: Joining a club and becoming a member of the FMCBC is an excellent way to take action on a local or provincial issue. By joining forces with other like-minded individuals, you can pool your ideas and really make a difference. If there is no club in your area, form your own club and join the FMCBC.
4. Get involved in one of our regional committees: Check out our Committee page and get involved with an issue that concerns you or start a new project. To get involved, send an email to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Write an article for one of our newsletters: We put out a monthly E-News and a semi-annual Cloudburst newsletter. We’re always looking for articles, photos, trip reports, safety articles, poems, and recipes. If you’d like to contribute send your article to email@example.com
Want to learn more about the people who write for Cloudburst? Bios for some of our frequent newsletter contributors can be found here.