General News · 23rd July 2019
Come See How Community Forest Wood Works on Cortes! Wednesday, 7th of August, 2-7 PM
♥ See how you can use locally sustainably harvested wood in your home or work
♥ Grow your ideas about how to support Community Forest-based industry on Cortes by investing in the value-added economy
Right now, 70% of the trees from the Community Forest leave the island as raw logs. The Community Forest is a new operation with many challenges for financial viability, but there is room to improve on this. This event is a a foray into figuring out how we can keep more logs on the island to make the most of the economic opportunity by filling island needs for wood and developing value added woodworking industry.
The tour will include:
♥ a visit to a Community Forest harvest site and conversation with a CCFC director who helped plan it
♥ a visit to a local wood mill and conversation with a miller
♥ a visit to a house made with wood products from the Community Forest and conversation with a builder
♥ a gathering at Salt Water Farm for snacks, drinks, and brainstorming!
We’re hoping the event brings together people with some business expertise, people who may be able to use community forest wood on an ongoing basis, and people who might be interested in investing in value-added woodworking endeavors.
Space is Limited -- Only 30 Spots Available!
Contact Maureen if you want to attend:
250-415-0878 or mwilliamsndshaw.ca
~a $25 contribution to cover costs is requested~
co-sponsored by the Cortes Community Forest Co-op and the Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association