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October 27, 2017 3:24 pm

National Forest Week Underway

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 5:55 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Forestry   is  a key economic driver  for B.C.  and Canada,  and this week,  events are planned throughout the province to mark  its importance to  all  residents.

“National Forest Week provides BC families with  opportunities to learn more about  our forests” says  Bill Bourgeois,  executive director of the National Forest Week BC Coalition.

“Outdoor recreation plays a large role in the lifestyles of many British Columbians and forests are a critical part of that” says Bourgeois.  He says with  the  growth of  urban areas,  many  may not realize that forests are  “much more than a collection of  scenic trees where we  hike, bike and take pictures.”

The importance of forests  is a message that is being delivered  in a number of classrooms in Prince George,  highlighted  with  special tours  organized by the Cariboo section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry.  They will be leading school children  on   a “Walk in the Woods”  tours for elementary school students along the Willow River Interpretive Trail  east of Prince George.   On  Saturday, the 30th,  tours will be open to the public   and will wrap up with a BBQ at the woodlot.




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