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!

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

10:00 am Creating and Maintaining Hedgero...
Creating and Maintaining Hedgero...
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This workshop will look at on creating diverse, beautiful and functional hedgerows and windbreaks using a variety of native plants. Participants will learn about which plants are best, spacing, planting and maintenance.
10:00 am Shelter-building for Kids
Shelter-building for Kids
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Take your fort-building skills to the next level! Get outside with the whole family and learn more about shelter do’s and don’ts and how to hang a tarp securely. Let your wild creativity fly by
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Jun 8 @ 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
2:00 pm Debunking Forest-Wildlife Myths ...
Debunking Forest-Wildlife Myths ...
Jun 9 @ 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.
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

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