Woodlands are wonderful places at all times of the year and autumn is an especially beautiful time to get out and enjoy nature. The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be hosting a volunteer planting afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 19.
At 2 p.m., volunteers will meet at one of the public forest land properties that ECO-PEI is managing for the province. Participants will be planting native plants to improve wildlife habitat, increase biodiversity and add future value to the woodland.
The property is located on the corner of the Selkirk Road (Route #23) and the Klondyke Road (Route #204). Coming from Charlottetown, take the TCH (Route #1) to the Kinross Road (Route #210), which is just past the Macphail turnoff. Turn left and then take the first right onto the Selkirk Road. Continue through the Newtown Cross and Iona corners. The property is on the left at the next crossroads. There will be vehicles on the side of the road.
Volunteers should dress according to weather conditions. Shovels would be welcome, although extras will be provided. Macphail Woods staff will be onsite from 2 to 4 p.m.
For more information, email email@example.com, call 651-2575, or visit their Facebook page.