The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC)
is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access to this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
The Toronto Bruce Trail Club
is one of the nine regional Clubs
which make up the Bruce Trail Conservancy
. Each Club is volunteer-run and is responsible for maintaining, stewarding and promoting a section of the Bruce Trail. The Toronto Club looks after approximately 50 km of main trail and 65 km of side trails between Kelso Conservation area and Creditview Road.
The Bruce Trail provides safe access to the Niagara Escarpment. In 1990 the Escarpment was named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – one of only 16 such reserves in Canada.
Membership-based and Volunteer-driven
A Board of Directors governs the BTC. The BTC Board consists of ten members at large plus one representative from each of the nine Clubs.
Currently, more than 1,250 volunteers
donate their time and talents to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its nine member Clubs.
The BTC is supported by over 8,500 members
. Membership support ensures that the BTC can continue to provide safe, environmentally responsible, public access to the Niagara Escarpment for future generations.
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