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A Forest in Trust to the Children

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society has been formed to purchase Island Timberland forest land holdings immediately adjacent to Carrington Bay Park on Cortes Island. These forest lands will be held in trust for all the children of Cortes Island, in perpetuity. They will offer educational, recreational, cultural and spiritual value for all our children. They will provide the opportunity for our youth to embrace and practise stewardship of forest lands and watersheds.

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2019 BioBlitz Photos!

Bioblitz 2019 was a great success, with nearly 100 participants! Here are a selection of photos from the Bioblitz and forest camp.

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BioBlitz 2019!

A FOREST FULL OF THANKS… … to the great community turnout for BioBlitz 2019!!! Yet again… close to 100 enthusiastic participants walked into Carrington Bay Park basecamp the first weekend in May to visit, observe or inventory with us the … Continue reading

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Ceremony Honours Children’s Forest Ambassadors

green cedar feathers rambunctious children chatter soft forest stillness The Board of the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society recently honoured several youth as Children’s Forest Ambassadors at a campfire graduation ceremony during the 2019 bioblitz. A … Continue reading

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March Nature Study Day; a study in detritus!

On March 3, the Forest Tribe gathered for a walk into the springtime sounds of the Children’s Forest!! We were welcomed by golden-crowned kinglets calling from the high canopy and we mimicked the nasal calls of the red-breasted nuthatches by … Continue reading

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Quadra Outdoors Club Visits the Children’s Forest

Sabina Leader Mense welcomed the Quadra Island Outdoor’s Club members to the Children’s Forest on a beautiful January the 23d!!! Club members rolled in on the first ferry to Whaletown Bay and had their walking poles out and on the … Continue reading

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