The Project lands offer a beautiful and peaceful setting for forest hikes, education, spiritual renewal and nature connection. Through our education programs and diverse range of volunteer experiences there are many ways to gain skills and knowledge in ecology, reforestation, stream rehabilitation and natural approaches to invasive plant species control. Whether you are an individual, school or community group or a local business the Old-Growth Forest Project provides opportunities to get involved and impact positive change to the surrounding environment through our:
Our half-day programs are individually tailored to meet the needs and ability of each group. With Primary and Intermediate grades our main focus is on tree planting and restoring habitat. This typically takes place in the spring and fall months and includes an interpretive nature hike. Secondary School students can experience a broader range restoration and conservation skills including: tree planting, tree care, seed collecting, invasive plant species identification and removal. Topics covered during the visit can also include: land stewardship, ecology, and watershed health and career paths in conservation.
Community workshops and events
During the growing season we off a number of weekend events that provide opportunities to engage, restore, learn and celebrate nature. Be sure to check out upcoming workshops, community workdays, and events under the “Events” tab above. Read more about this year’s events here.
We are always grateful for help restoring and taking care of the land. Whether you or your group want to gain experience in restoration, make positive impact on the environment or to gain voluntary hours we would be happy to hear from you. If you are interested in volunteering please complete our volunteer application form.
There are over 5km’s of hiking trail that meander through a diverse range of natural areas. Our stream crossings and boardwalks allow the trails to be open all year. To respect other trail users, wildlife (ground-nesting birds, water-fowl and small mammals) and to protect young establishing plants, DOGS MUST REMAIN ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES.