We welcome all hikers to join our scheduled hikes and special events, however if you are not already a member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC), we encourage you to consider becoming a member. Your membership supports the GOAL of the BTC set forth 50 years ago: A corridor of protected land along the Niagara Escarpment and the PLAN set forth at that time: Build a footpath to show the public the need for Escarpment protection.
Why join the Bruce Trail Conservancy?
The Bruce Trail Conservancy is an organization founded, built and supported by volunteers, donors and members. Your membership in the Conservancy will help us continue in our efforts to preserve and protect the natural heritage of the Niagara Escarpment. The Bruce Trail provides an important link to over 100 parks and conservation areas along the Niagara Escarpment corridor and the Conservancy works to maintain the Trail throughout southern Ontario. The Niagara Escarpment is a World Biosphere Reserve.
The benefits of membership
Your membership means that you are participating in securing the continued existence of the Bruce Trail. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and get involved in our hikes, social gatherings, workshops and weekend outings. You will also receive the Bruce Trail News, our official magazine, and newsletters from your local club. Membership also entitles you to discounts on products from the General Store and at various sports and hiking stores.
How does membership work?
The BTC is made up of nine clubs, of which Dufferin Hi-Land is one. When you complete the membership application, you will be asked to select a home club (you can select more than one club if you wish). Be sure to select the Dufferin Hi-Land Club as your home club! We take care to protect the privacy of our members.
How do you join the BTC?
It’s easy! To join the Bruce Trail Conservancy just visit the membership page of the BTC website. Once there, you can either join online, or if you prefer you can mail, email, fax or phone your application.
Bylaws of the Dufferin Hi Land Bruce Trail Bylaws-of-DHLClub
In order to facilitate changes to the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s changes in their Board nomination process the following by-laws/amendments will be presented for consideration to the club at the AGM on April 14, 2018:
“When the Dufferin Club position on the BTC board will become, or becomes vacant, the Dufferin board will seek and select a candidate to propose to the BTC Nominations process. The club membership will be informed of the vacancy and the search, including the eligibility criteria for the position, the club deadline for completing the search, and given the link to the BTC By-Laws, through the club website and/or newsletter.
As indicated elsewhere, to accommodate the election of BTC board members, and their 3 year terms, we will need (1) a one-line amendment making that person an ex-officio member of the Dufferin board. We will also need (2) to reduce the number of elected Dufferin members by one to make a place for the ex-officio member. The overall number of the Dufferin board would remain unchanged – “normally 16.”