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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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Nature Study Days in the Children’s Forest

Place-based, experiential education; AKA, good fun! Alan Gussow, artist and environmental activist defined place as “a part of the whole environment that we claim with feelings.” The Children’s Forest on Cortes Island is a place claimed with the heartfelt feelings … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Fairy Tea Party

The Children’s Forest tea party was a delightful afternoon of youth improv theatre and delectable treats. Huge thanks to the youth for their shining, witty, inspiring improv theatre that brought laughter & joy to the audience. And what an eager, … Continue reading

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Asha’s Letter to the SVI

The Social Venture Institute is an annual gathering at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, to share goals, challenges and successes amongst leaders of established small business and non-profit enterprises. Asha is a passionate thirteen-year-old on Cortes who has been advocating for the … Continue reading

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AGM Reports — BioBlitz, Youth Activities, Streamkeepers and more

These reports were presented at the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society’s 2017 AGM. Enjoy! 2017 Chair’s Report by Chris Dragseth 2017 BioBlitz Report by Sabina Leader Mense 2017 Streamkeepers Report by Christine Robinson 2017 Youth Director … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest AGM Update

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society had our Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2017. We would like to provide you a summary of our meeting, which outlines the past year and where our focus will … Continue reading

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