In his own words
There are so many people out there who want
to do the right thing. And donating land, well, I think that’s pretty special. These are hard-working people, some who trapped and hunted and that’s how they put food on the table. They’ve raised families. I have loved working with them. The land is a big part of their lives, and they wanted it protected in perpetuity. To deal directly with those people was a real treat, a privilege, for me.
“I still volunteer at the education centre because if we don’t get kids interested in the outdoors, who is going to take care of this land? Besides, you give a child an opportunity to do something outside… they eat it up. My advice to young people is simple: Get off the couch, get outside and get involved. Join a group and pitch in. You will be glad you did.”