East Coast Trail Assocation

Organization Type: Animals & Environment
Address: 50 Pippy Place, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3M7
Contact: Marie Jones or Steve Keats
Phone: 709-738-4453
Website: http://www.eastcoasttrail.ca/

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The East Coast Trail offers a genuine wilderness hiking experience including 26 paths spanning 300 kilometers of developed trail from Portugal Cove to Cape St. Francis to Cappahayden. The East Coast Trail Association will launch five vital projects in September, 2015 and urgently needs project team volunteers.

The paths of the East Coast Trail take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. It provides access to abandoned settlements, lighthouses, ecological reserves, seabird colonies, whales, icebergs, world’s southern most caribou herd, historic sites, a 50-metre suspension bridge, two active archaeological dig sites, and many more attractions.

About the East Coast Trail Association:

The East Coast Trail Association is a registered charity established to provide a wilderness hiking experience by developing and maintaining the East Coast Trail, promoting public access, minimizing its impact on the natural environment and protecting it for future generations.

The East Coast Trail Association will launch five vital projects in September, 2015 and urgently needs project team volunteers. The primary responsibility for volunteers will be to provide management and oversight, while working with contracted professional services to perform the scope of work.

Website Development

We’re redeveloping our website to deliver a web experience to match the world-class trail experience. You can help us provide direction to a contracted vendor and play a significant role in preparing content for the website. We need volunteers with knowledge and experience related to website design/development, content management systems, digital marketing, and writing and editing skills.

Fundraising and Revenue Strategy

We’re developing a new fundraising and revenue model capable of sustaining the trail and the Association. You can help guide the assessment of the current funding model and development of a new fundraising and revenue strategy, including the delivery of a legacy fund campaign to protect and sustain the trail. We need volunteers with knowledge and experience related to fundraising, revenue generation, communications, marketing and corporate relations.

Trail Maps and Information Delivery

We’re defining and implementing a new mapping and information delivery system to help manage the trail and generate products and services such as trail maps and trail/community information. You can help guide the definition, setup and implementation of a GIS system and mapping model to manage the trail and deliver information products and services. We need volunteers with knowledge and experience related to GIS, mapping, information management, and delivery of information as a product or service, and technology integration.

Trailhead and Community Signage

We’re improving our trailhead and community signage to help hikers locate the trails and to make sure they are prepared to enter the wilderness. You can help us assess current signage and guide the design of new signage to improve hiker experience and safety. We need volunteers with knowledge and experience related to trail management, signage and graphic design, marketing, fundraising or health and safety.

Highway Hiking and Parking

We’re exploring the need to reduce the amount of “highway hiking” while providing for safe, enjoyable hiking experiences through communities, as well as assessing the capacity of our trailhead parking lots to accommodate increasing hiker demand. We need volunteers with knowledge and experience in trail management, community design, road safety, construction and land title searching and investigation.

If you’re interested or would like to know more, sign up or write to volunteer.coordinator@eastcoasttrail.com.

www.eastcoasttrail.ca


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