BioBlitz! 2018 & our new Camp Skills Workshop

BioBlitz! 2018… May 4, 5 & 6
Camp Skills Workshop… April 20

In preparation for our Community Campout at Carrington Bay Park campsite, base camp for BioBlitz! 2018, a Camp Skills Workshop will be offered on Friday, April 20 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Linnaea Education Center.

Join Ryan Harvey, Bill Wheeler and Richard Andrews to learn how to hone your camp skills! Bring personal gear that you would like to test out, or just come along to take in the demonstrations on site. We’re working to keep our BioBlitz campers… happy campers EVERYONE WELCOME!

A BioBlitz is a 24 hour intensive survey of a delineated area or place, to assess its biological diversity. BioBlitz! 2018 will be our third BioBlitz in the Children’s Forest and we are planning it as an annual event. BioBlitz brings the Cortes community together every spring to look, see and wonder over the beauty of these forest lands. Every year we discover something new to us and new to the comprehensive inventory of fauna and flora that we are compiling.

The goal of the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS), is to purchase the Children’s Forest and gift it to the children of Cortes Island in perpetuity! A strong inventory of fauna and flora strengthens our case for long-term protection of these ecologically significant forest lands.

Registration details for families with youth interested in participating are forthcoming from FTCCIS on Tideline. This is a free community event and everyone is invited! All youth under 18 years of age are required to register; parental consent and supervision required.

BioBlitz! 2018 and the Camp Skills Workshop are sponsored by the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society.

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