May Days of Action for Public Forest Lands

Scotsburn, Pictou County, April 20, 2016….The Friends of Redtail Society (FRS) is calling on members, neighbours and interested citizens to join them on Nova Scotia’s public forest lands starting on May 1.

Several years ago FRS was welcomed by the Minister of Natural Resources of the day, Honourable Charlie Parker, to explore the province’s Crown lands. “Our Crown lands are there for Nova Scotians to explore and enjoy”, he wrote on June 6, 2013.

Beginning the 1st day of May members of FRS will spend the entire month on the Public (Crown) land bordering FRS land, getting to know it better. During their stay they invite others to join them as they explore, learn, walk, sit, fast, camp, write, photograph, film, enjoy, pick up garbage, and share stories about the area’s history. Those who know the Porter Road, who have driven, hiked, picked berries or hunted there are especially welcome.

FRS extends an invitation to all, including families and school groups, to join in this occupation by creating their own activities on the Crown land closest to their community and learning more about it. To guide you in this activity, consider answering the following questions: What is its present state? What flora and fauna reside there? Who has access to the forestry resources and do management practices ensure a healthy eco-system for generations to come? Write a story, song or poem or say a prayer. Share your Crown land experiences in an ongoing conversation. Connect with Friends of Redtail on Facebook.

On Sunday, May 1, starting at 10 am on the Porter Road, FRS invites everyone to join them to re-story public lands for future generations.

More information coming soon.

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The Friends of Redtail Society is a grass-roots, non-profit organization formed in 2006 to pursue a community-based solution to an industrial forest clear cut that was scheduled to take place in an upland watershed in western Pictou County. Through the group’s actions, a successful fundraising and awareness campaign was mounted and the Society was able to purchase the land, becoming both a guardian and student of the forest. Through its “Sheltering Forests” campaign, the Society is engaging community in the process of reclaiming, re-visioning and restoring its relationship with the forest. 

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