Changes coming to Macphail Woods
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.