The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture will be supporting and participating in several events taking place throughout the province to mark National Forest Week 2022, being celebrated from September 18 – 24 and National Tree Day on Wednesday, September 21.
The theme for National Forest Week this year is “Canada’s Forests: Solutions for a Changing Climate”
On Wednesday, September 21, the department will host ‘Explore Forestry Day’ taking place at Margaret Bowater Park in Corner Brook. Several elementary school classes from Corner Brook and area will take part in this all-day event which features a variety of forestry related exhibits and demonstrations designed to educate and inform youth about our forests outside in a natural, fun-filled setting.
Throughout the week, Forestry and Wildlife district staff will also be visiting elementary schools in Gander, Pasadena and L’Anse au Loup to deliver various forestry themed activities, demonstrations and discussions about issues such as tree planting, forest fire prevention, wildlife control and forest management.
Youth are also being encouraged to participate in photo, drawing and poetry contests being offered by National Forest Week partners Canadian Institute of Forestry. Entry details are available here.
The department is also providing spruce tree seedlings for planting free of charge to residents across the province throughout National Forest Week. Individuals, schools, youth organizations and community groups, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity help participate in this initiative aimed at highlighting the benefits of tree planting while taking action to address climate change.
Seedlings will be available at Forestry and Wildlife offices located in Northwest River, Happy Valley–Goose Bay, Wabush, Port Hope Simpson, Cartwright, Springdale, Bishops Falls, Milltown, Paddy’s Pond, Massey Drive, St. George’s, Pasadena, Roddickton, Port Saunders and Clarenville.Source : GOV.NL.CA