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

Jun
4
Thu
8:00 am 2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm
Please Note All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis. We will be making further announcements in April about future events. Please take care of each other and stay safe.
Jun
6
Sat
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kate, one of the province’s foremost biologists, will focus on many of the plants, both native and non-native, that you commonly encounter, plus a look at lots of rare trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns. You
10:00 am Shelter-building for Kids
Shelter-building for Kids
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Shelterbuilding for Kids Take your fort-building skills to the next level! On Saturday, June 1, staff of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be leading a free workshop on Shelterbuilding for Kids. This event
Jun
7
Sun
2:00 pm How Much Can Wildlife Understand...
How Much Can Wildlife Understand...
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are thrilled that Bob is coming over again from Nova Scotia. The well-known CBC Radio Noon guest and advocate for nature throughout the region will explore some of the myths surrounding forests and wildlife.
Jun
13
Sat
9:00 am SWE Backyard Botanist I: Native ...
SWE Backyard Botanist I: Native ...
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Backyard Botanist I: Native Botany Participants of this half-day course will learn about the types of plants that can be found on PEI, from liverworts and mosses to trees and ferns. Using our native plant

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