The recent dry spring and lack of heavy rains over the winter and spring have left our island forests and ecosystems drier than usual for this time of year.
Be especially aware of the dry conditions when enjoying outdoor activities this season. Make sure to keep yourself well-hydrated during all activities, and be cautious during the smoky season, especially if you suffer from any medical condition which may be exacerbated by the smoke.
Watch the websites BC WILDFIRE STATUS and BC FIRE BANS AND RESTRICTIONS for updates on wildfires and fire bans and restrictions.
You can also find the BC WILDFIRES MAP online to see information about the current status of wildfires in the province. Report wildfires to 1 800 663-5555 or *5555.
CDMC WORK PARTIES
Be a part of the CDMC Work Party Family!
CDMC work parties have been working in conjunction with BC Parks to maintain, upgrade, and rebuild trails in the park. Each year, CDMC members take time out from their busy life, family, and hiking schedule to contribute to work parties.
Hundreds of person hours have been volunteered and many kilometers of trail have been updated and maintained in just the past few years by CDMC members, as well as the work party at the Croteau Lake Group Campsite last fall.
We would love to see you out on the trails with us as we continue our commitment to BC Parks to help maintain our favorite playgrounds!
There are already some Meetup events booked for upcoming work parties - check out the events schedule and sign up today to help out!
Another successful finish for the CDMC Mixed Nuts! Big THANKS to our racers and volunteers for making this year's Snow to Surf event so much fun, and thank you to the members who came out to meet us at the finish line!
CDMC Mixed Nuts does it again!
- Watch your inbox for Meetup notifications for more summer hikes and work parties to join.
- Occupational First Aid and Wilderness First Aid courses will be posted in the fall for our members.
- Navigation course will be offered this fall as well.
- Website updates coming with new Member Resource pages available soon!
Do you have a story, poem, or outdoor or hiking related topic to add to the next newsletter? Have a great idea for a club event? Use the Feedback Form to let us know, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!