Once again the Community Forest is proud to present some of the offerings from the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild to the Sunshine Coast Community Services program providing toys and gifts for people in need. Every year we are a sponsor of the Guild and every year they amaze and surprise us with the products they create and donate to the annual Community Services Christmas gift program. These wonderful helpers of Santa toil away in their workshops every year to provide well over 100 items for people of all ages. If you are interested in joining the Suncoast Woodcrafters Guild, visit their website (www.suncoastwoodcrafters.com) for more information.
THIS JOB POSTING IS NOW CLOSED.¬† We thank all those who applied and will be in contact soon with those whom we select for an interview.
We currently have an opening for a part-time Administrator (25 hours per week).¬†
You will perform a wide range of tasks including bookkeeping, data management, government submissions, website management and support for our Board of Directors. Organization, outstanding customer service, and teamwork are the foundations of this role. You are a self-starter, well organized, people oriented and comfortable communicating both verbally and in writing with a board and with the general public in a highly professional manner. You are proficient with Microsoft Office products & Sage 50 Accounting software and are adaptable to using a variety of software programs.¬† Some forest industry experience would be an asset.
Specific duties include:
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Manage accounts payable and receivable
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Provide administrative support for Manager and Board of Directors
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Prepare meeting packages and take meeting minutes for the Board of Directors
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Prepare advertisements and reports for publication
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Maintain corporate record books
‚ÄĘ¬†¬† ¬†Manage logging activity data for reporting to Management and Government
Salary to be commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants are to submit their resume by November 23, 2018 to:
Board of Directors
Sunshine Coast Community Forest
Unit C – 5588 Inlet Avenue
PO Box 215, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Fourth annual Wood Expo – What a terrific show. The talent on the Sunshine Coast never ceases to amaze us. Click here for details.
We are now issuing long-term permits.¬† Please visit our firewood page for more information.
Our replacement Forest Stewardship Plan and Forest Management Plan are available for review by agencies and the public before the Delegated Decision Maker from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development considers approval, and may be revised as a result of written comments received during public review and comment period. The public review and comment period runs from June 22 to September 22, 2018. The plans are also available for review at the Sechelt Library, 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM on Wednesday from 1:00PM to 7:00PM and on Saturdays from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
The Annual General Meeting for the Sunshine Coast Community Forest was held on July 23rd at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt.
Our 2017 Annual Report is posted in our Publications section.
Tony Greenfield, a volunteer Director of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest since 2011, has been awarded the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of his many continuing volunteer efforts.¬† In addition to the Community Forest, Tony has been a volunteer instructor with Sunshine Coast Elder College for 13 years, is a founding member and current President of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society, is a founding member of the B.C. Field Ornithologists and is currently Vice President of the Sargeant Bay Society.¬† Tony has organized the annual bird count on the Sunshine Coast for almost 40 years and has contributed a birding column to the Coast Reporter for many years.¬† We are proud to have Tony be part of our Community Forest family.
There has been information circulating in the media recently about the management of elk on the Sunshine Coast. We encourage the public to read some of the information provided on our new Wildlife Information page to learn for themselves how our local Roosevelt elk are managed by government and industry.
The SCCF and the Sunshine Coast Trails Society are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the identification of the individuals responsible for defacing and removing signs directing the public into the new Wormy Lake recreational site in Halfmoon Bay. Over the past few weeks several directional signs have been removed from the Halfmoon-Carlson FSR and the Mine Road while others have been defaced with offensive symbols. The RCMP and the Conservation Officer Service have been notified of this vandalism.¬† In addition to the vandalism of signs, disrespectful users have spoiled the recreational site by having exceptionally large bonfires, ruining the designated fire pit, and leaving large amounts of trash behind.
The Wormy Lake recreational site has been created by a group of hard-working volunteers for the benefit of all to enjoy.¬† Users are urged to use and enjoy the site but to leave it as good condition or better than they found it.
Tips can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-885-7809.
The Sunshine Coast Community Forest hosted the third annual Wood Expo at the Seaside Center on September 16th and had record attendance of 1300. The exhibitors came from all over the lower Sunshine Coast and featured artists, wood carvers, furniture makers, a cedar strip canoe, and wooden cars. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Sechelt who provided food and drink in support of the Breakfast for Kids program in the schools. The Community Forest would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended, to the exhibitors who took time out of their schedule to be there and to the hard working volunteers who made it happen. What can be done with wood is amazing and it is everywhere in our lives.