Changes com­ing to Macphail Woods

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - GREEN LIVING -

Macphail Woods in Or­well is get­ting fed­eral and provin­cial money for up­grades and ex­panded ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming.

The At­lantic Canada Op­por­tu­ni­ties Agency (ACOA) is con­tribut­ing $55,000 to sup­port in­fra­struc­ture and equip­ment up­grades as well as ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming.

The prov­ince is con­tribut­ing an­other $20,000 to the project.

All of the money is non-re­payable.

The Macphail Woods Ecol­ogy Forestry Project, an ini­tia­tive of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Coali­tion of P.E.I., be­gan in 1991 as a na­tive plant nurs­ery, pro­vid­ing demon­stra­tions on forestry restora­tion prac­tices. The project has since grown into a com­pre­hen­sive for­est ed­u­ca­tion fa­cil­ity with five trails and a four-acre plant nurs­ery, of­fer­ing a sum­mer chil­dren’s pro­gram, school tours and a se­ries of work­shops at the Macphail Woods na­ture Cen­tre.

Gary Sch­nei­der, project co-or­di­na­tor with Macphail Woods, said the fund­ing is al­ready in­creas­ing the qual­ity and breadth of pro­grams they de­liver.

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