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2012 National Forest Week
September 23 to 29
Theme: Healthy Forests - Healthy Communities


Event: 17th Annual Renfrew County Outdoor Woodlot Conference

Date: Saturday September 22, 2012

Location: 558 Ferguslea Rd, Renfrew ON

Description: This year's theme is forest certification, and the title is "From the Bush to the Mill: How Forest Certification Works".

Check back soon for a copy of the information brochure!

For more information contact Craig Appleyard at drappleyard@bellnet.ca


Event: Durham Children's Groundwater Festival

Date: September 24 - 28, 2012

Location: Camp Samac, Oshawa ON

Description: The objective is for students to enjoy themselves while learning about important water issues; through the activity centres students will discover the importance of water in their lives and how their actions affect the watershed in which they live.

For more information contact Annette MacDonald at the Central Lake Ontario Conservation office (905) 579-0411 or ext. 144 or dcgf@cloca.com



Event: Annual Fort St. James Grade 5 Hike to Bone Lake

Date: Wednesday September 26th 2012

Location: Fort St. James, BC

Description: Our Fort St. James Annual Grade 5 Hike for National Forest Week is to Bone Lake. The activity lasts for the entire school day. There are 4 schools in our area and all grade 5 students are invited to attend. Volunteers from the Fort St. James Forest District, BC Timber Sales Stuart Nechako Business Area Fort St. James Field Team, the local forest industry and consultants work together to make the day fun and interesting for the children. Volunteers help by setting up information stations, barbequing a picnic lunch, or guiding small groups of children and their teachers along an interpretive trail. The route has prearranged sites that illustrate several seral stages of the forest and various ecosystems. The sites include 2 wetlands, aquatic creatures, bird watching, plant identification, and have examples to illustrate forest health, fire and cultural heritage. Children in each of the interpretive groups take digital photos of the sites and themselves. The photos are collated on a disc for each school to keep and to use to help children make posters and to help reinforce the learnings of the day. Best of all, everyone has FUN.

For more information contact Susan Salokannel via email Susan.Salokannel@gov.bc.ca or telephone phone 250-996-5203


Event: Heritage Tree Walk and Care Workshop

Date: Saturday September 22, 2012 @ 10 am AND Wednesday September 26, 2012 @ 5 pm

Location: Garson, Manitoba

Description: A Heritage tree walk with a mature tree care workshop to showcase the trees planted in Garson by pioneers and longtime residents that have survived human and environment factors. We have only a few left!!

For more information contact Jane J. Seniw via telephon at 204-268-3563, treeladyatmymts.net


Event: Lunch Celebtration and Guided Tour

Date: Thursday September 27, 2012 at noon

Location: Forest Centre in Prince Albert, SK

Description: The Saskatchewan Forestry Association is having a 40th anniversary interactive display and after the noon hour celebration everyone is invited out to the Kristi Lake Nature Trail where a guided tour will take place. This guided tour will be filmed by SaskTel Max Local on Demand. They will produce a ten minute documentary of the Nature Trail that will be shown on television in Saskatchewan. Everyone in the region is invited to participate.

For more information contact Bernadetta Slager via email bslager@whitebirch.ca


Event: Tree ID Scavenger Hunt

Date: Sunday September 22, 2012 from noon until 2:00 pm

Location: Elmhurst Park/Frank Ryan Park, Ottawa

Description: Celebrate Canada’s National Forest Week! Enjoy a beautiful autumn day outside with your family and learn how to identify the trees in your neighbourhood. All ages and experience levels welcome. Meet at the tables in Frank Ryan Park for tips and tricks, then take on the scavenger hunt with your group!

For more information contact Nancy Young via email nancy.young@ottawa.ca or telephone 613-580-2424 x 13581





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