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A new Logo for our Sharing a love of Nature Summer Camps!

Take a look at our wonderful new logo from Jeff Alward. A huge thanks to Jeff for all his contributions to our bushcraft camps as well as our graphic design! A truly multi-talented gentleman.

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2014 Earth Day

Earth Day event at Macphail Woods Woodlands are wonderful places at all times of the year and the spring season is an especially beautiful time to get out and enjoy nature.  In celebration of Earth Day on TMonday, April 22, staff of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be hosting a volunteer afternoon on

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2014 Owl Prowls

OWL PROWLS AT MACPHAIL WOODS Come celebrate the wonderful world of owls this weekend at the Macphail Homestead in Orwell on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.   The Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation will be opening up the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm each evening and serve light refreshments.  Visitors can warm

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Putting a precious resource at risk

As if we didn’t already have enough pressure on our natural resources, the PEI Potato Board and Cavendish Farms are now lobbying for the provincial government to lift the existing moratorium on deep-water wells for irrigating potato crops. Alarms are sounding across the Island in response to this issue.  Looking at the present threats to

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ECO-PEI AGM – Screening of “Island Green”

The Environmental Coalition of PEI is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, January14th at the MacKinnon Lecture Theatre, Prince of Wales Campus at Holland College (Kent St. entrance). The business meeting will commence at 6:30pm and from 7-8pm there will be two presentations on issues surrounding Island agriculture. The first will be a screening

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Banking for the Future

Banking for the Future – Guardian Newpaper – June 10th, 2013 The Macphail Woods plant nursery has grown by leaps and bounds since the first sampling of native Prince Edward Island trees and shrubs were planted a little more than two decades ago. This off shoot of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in Orwell

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Charlottetown Earth Day Expo

Earth Expo at Murphy’s Community Centre – Saturday, April 27, 12 to 4pm The 2013 Earth Expo promises to be a fun filled experience for all ages, with lots of activities supporting environmental action and awareness. There will be information booths, live music, activities and displays from noon to 4 pm. Activities for all ages include:

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Macphail Woods Website and EcoAction Plantings!

The website of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project has a brand new look, making it easier for the public to learn about all things related to healthy forests.  With help from Environment Canada’s EcoAction Fund ( http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/), the site contains increased content on riparian zones, wildlife enhancement, forest restoration, schoolyard naturalization and native plants.

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Donate now!

The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is an initiative of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island that has been helping Islanders discover the importance of forests by setting an example of stewardship and sustainability for over 20 years. With our assistance, tens of thousands of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns have left our nursery and

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Upcoming Owl Prowls!

Join us for one of our annual Owl Prowls! We’ve offering  thee owl prowls this year due to the large amount interest, but we ask that you only attend one so that everyone has an opportunity to participate. First Owl Prowl – April 10th Second Owl Prowl – April 13th Third Owl Prowl – April

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Upcoming Events

Jul
6
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Se...
Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Se...
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
Young Ecologists: Session One This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and
Jul
13
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm
Nature Discovery: Session One This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to
Jul
20
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm
Becoming a Naturalist Session One This camp focuses on encountering and describing the natural world. Through the use of art and other hands-on outdoor activities, they’ll expand their understanding of life in the woodlands, waterways,
Jul
25
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul
27
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm
Bushcraft Ecology Ages 12-14 These campers will delight in learning survival skills such as one-match fire making, shelter building, rope making with natural fibres, and tracking animals. Touching on plant and tree identification, campers will

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