About us


About Us

The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is a non-profit, charitable initiative of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island.

It combines protection of the natural areas with wildlife enhancement, forest stewardship, watershed protection, environmental education and ecological research.

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Contact Us

  • Gary Schneider

  • Project Coordinator
  • Phone:
  • (902)651-2575
  • Email:
  • macphailwoods@gmail.com

  • Eric Edward

  • Nature Camps Director/Forester
  • Email:
  • ericedward@macphailwoods.org

 


  • Daniel McRae

  • Forester/Educator/Website
  • Email:
  • danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

Get Involved!

Macphail Woods is a unique charitable non-profit. If you have enjoyed our owl prowls or plant walks, if your children have been inspired by our summer programs or school plantings, or if you just want to help us steward the public forest land, please consider making a donation.

Learn more about how you can help!
 
 

History

The project began in September of 1991 with a wildlife garden and native plant nursery. It now includes walking trails, demonstration windbreaks, our Nature Center, a four acre native plant nursery and arboretum as well as stewardship of over 2000 acres of public land for the Provincial Government. We offer regular workshops, walks and talks on a wide variety of topics from natural history to sustainable silvicultural to our ever popular owl prowls. There are also paid courses such as our Sharing a Love of Nature Summer Camps and our School of Woodland Ecology

 

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Services

Looking to get some trees pruned professionally? Need help sustainably managing your woodlot? Interested in native plant landscaping in your yard or around your cottage?

Upcoming Events

Jul
27
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to
Aug
17
Sat
1:00 pm Volunteer Afternoon
Volunteer Afternoon
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out and help with our work on our Native Plant Arboretum. We’ll have lots of tools and compost and mulch, and a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns to plant. This is already
Aug
25
Sun
2:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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