General News · 2nd January 2019
FOREST TRUST FOR THE CHILDREN OF CORTES ISLAND SOCIETY – 2018 AGM
If you missed our earlier invitation, please join us for an uplifting, informative afternoon at our 2018 AGM at the Linnaea Education Center on Saturday, January 12, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Catch up on our 2018 activities, and view a presentation by special guests, Mira Andrews and Nathaniel Hargrave, who will show their iNaturalist photographs and postings.
This is your opportunity to renew or take out a membership.
Refreshments and goodies will be served by the youth.
The Children’s Forest Trust was happy to partner with several community groups on programmes throughout the year, and was most grateful to receive a $600 donation from the Summer of Love event.
Highlights of 2018 are:
➢ Our annual spring bioblitz focused on plants with reknown, Andy Mackinnon, who, in addition to his expertise in plant identification, entertained us with story-telling and song around the campfire.
➢ Participation in the opening of Wild Cortes included the beginning of a native plant garden at the entrance and oversized endangered species wandering through the crowd.
➢ Youth streamkeeping saw youth floundering in James Creek in over-sized hip waders during a 2nd Gently Down the Creek workshop, having a tour of the Klahoose salmon hatchery, and doing epic creek walks counting spawning salmon in James Creek.
➢ Participation in the annual Christmas & spring bird counts is done in association with the Cortes Museum.
➢ An iNaturalist training launched a couple of youth into this interesting, global citizen-science and biodiversity mapping project.
➢ Parnership with the Cortes Health Association gave further wilderness training in the 5-week programme, ‘No Gear Survival Skills & Wildcrafting’.
➢ Our ongoing weekly programmes are held throughout the year at Linnaea, and the monthly walks into the Children’s Forest on the 1st Sunday of every month are always open to keen, curious explorers.
See you on January 12!
Imagine...a forest in trust to the children!