Friends of the Forest


 
 
 
 

Become a Friend of the Forest!

Be a part of something big and join us in making healthy Island forests a reality!

Since 1991, we’ve been showcasing stewardship and sustainability. Macphail Woods is growing forests that will benefit Islanders for generations to come – improving wildlife habitat, restoring biodiversity, and storing carbon to help combat climate change.

Through ecological restoration, sustainable harvesting, and environmental education, we are bringing back the native Acadian forest one plant and one property at a time.

Join us in propagating native plant species, promoting ecologically sound forest practices and educating people throughout the Atlantic region.


Healthy forests benefit everyone, as well as the flora and fauna that are so important to us all.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

By becoming a Friend of the Forest, you’ll help our charitable non-profit to:

  • Restore over 2000 acres of provincial forest land
  • Propagate and restore native species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and ferns

  • Host free workshops, events and walks all year long

  • Educated Island children through summer camps, field trips and school ground naturalization projects
  • Improve and create animal habitat through restorative silviculture techniques
  • Provide support, resources and education to regional watershed groups, botanical societies and environmental groups.
  • Maintain and create hiking trails
  • And much more.

Friends of the Forest Donor Tiers

Acorn – $25

Become an Acorn Contributor and receive a subscription to our quarterly newsletter and an invitation to a guided walk at Macphail Woods!

Seedling – $50

Become a Seedling Contributor and receive our quarterly newsletter, a guided walk at Macphail Woods and a 5% discount on registrations for our School of Woodland Ecology!

Oak – $100

Become an Oak Contributor and receive our quarterly newsletter, a guided walk at Macphail Woods, 5% off registrations for our School of Woodland Ecology and a 5% discount coupon on native plant purchases!

The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is a charitable, non-profit 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 25 years.

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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