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The Stern Tie Stewardship Program

The Stern Tie Stewardship Program has been officially launched with the first shore-tie pins, chain and plaques installed in Melanie Cove in Desolation Sound on July 10, 2015.

Park Ranger Ian Curtis, Area Supervisor Rod Dalziel and Section Head Wade Anderson (all BC Parks staff) assisted by George Creek, President of BC Marine Parks Forever Society, installed the material supplied by BC Marine Parks Forever through fundraising efforts with the BC Marine Parks Guides. In addition to supplying the materials, BCMPFS has agreed to fund 50% of the installation costs incurred by BC Parks.

TanCar, a 34 ft. trawler owned by George & Barb Creek, was the first vessel to tie to one of the new pins.

BCMPFS has supplied enough materials for about 50 pins in Melanie, Prideaux Haven, Laura Cove and Scobiel Island. The installation process will continue by BC Parks staff as time permits.

In addition to this effort, K2 Park Services, the Park Operator for several parks on the South Coast of Vancouver Island, has started the process of replacing some of the pins in Pirates Cove and Princess Cove with the supplied pins, chains and plaques.

Click here for the photo album of the stern-tie installation...