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General News · 15th November 2022
Maureen Williams
We are excited to announce that the Cortes Children’s Forest Trust will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 29. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the power of social media to raise awareness and funds for important causes. By giving to the Cortes Children’s Forest Trust, you’ll be helping a dedicated local Society ensure the protection of a vital part of Cortes Island’s unique forest ecosystem for generations of children to come.

2022 was an amazing year for us. After nine years of negotiations with Mosaic Forest Management (formerly Island Timberlands and Timber West) to purchase five parcels of contiguous forestland, the process has reached a key milestone, focusing on the two parcels immediately adjacent to Carrington Bay. With our Society’s concurrence, Mosaic has placed the remaining three properties into a carbon offset program that will provide protection for the next 25 years, allowing our Society to continue to pursue purchase of these parcels.

Also this year, our youth alumni have stepped up in a big way. With great enthusiasm and gratitude, we hereby announce the release of a film produced by a group of the children who helped inspire the birth of the Cortes Children’s Forest Trust. Enjoy!

The Children’s Forest: A Short Film

On Giving Tuesday, I hope you will consider making a donation to help us continue our work to purchase of the Cortes Children’s Forest. With your support, we will be able to push through the final stage of negotiations and ensure the protection of this forest in perpetuity. If you feel ready to make a donation now, you can do so at our website at any time.

with sincere thanks.