New Trail Diversion Around Seepage Area

The Upland of the Copeland Forest is on the edge of the Oro Moraine.  Water seeps out of the hills and helps form the rivers that flow out of the Forest. In a few instances, single track trails go through these water seepage areas and
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Call for Volunteers – Water Testing

Copeland Forest Friends are beginning a new initiative this summer to monitor watershed health using a citizen science approach.  We have room for a few volunteers who will be assigned a permanent site along a stream in Copeland Forest to monitor.  No experience is necessary
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Launch of 2016 Workplan

We have some exciting news that just came in.  The Copeland Forest Friends Association 2016 Work Plan has been approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The 2016 Work Plan is part of a three year plan focusing on trail management and ecology
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Mating Frogs (X-Rated) and Fairy Shrimp

  We’re not sure how David Attenborough would narrate this frog orgy–it’s definitely not PG13!  Filmed in April in a Copeland Forest Vernal Pool, it features Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, amphibian egg masses, and beautiful Fairy Shrimp.   Enjoy.  Filmed by Aiesha Aggarwal.   Watch the
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Launch of New Logo

We are very excited to introduce you to our beautiful new logo!  Our logo was designed by Finn Canadensis, owner/designer of HonkHonk Graphic Arts & Branding.  Finn has been an active supporter of Copeland Forest Friends and has an affinity for wild spaces and the
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First AGM a Success

We held our first Annual General Meeting on Saturday February 20th, 2016 at W.R. Best Public School where we welcomed over 70 members. David Kennedy, Copeland Forest Friends Board President, welcomed everyone and gave an overview of our progress to date.

We held our first Annual General Meeting on Saturday February 20th, 2016 at W.R. Best Public School where we welcomed over 70 members. David Kennedy, Copeland Forest Friends Board President, welcomed everyone and gave an overview of our progress to date.

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Horseback Riders on the 3rd line of Copeland Forest

Gifts and Responsibilities

Horseback riders were granted an extra gift this year, when we were able to ride in the Copeland Forest all through the fall and almost up until Christmas, due to the lack of snow (with the exception of a couple of snowfalls that melted quickly).
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