Strengthening the roots of trees and community in the Wright's Creek Watershed. Thanks to Mi'Kmaq Elder Judy Clark for blessing our field of trees and to PEI Poet Laureate Julie Pellissier-Lush for speaking words of hope, and helping to plant the Red Oak Tree in memory of all the stolen children.
Zachary MacDonald (left), Jace Devos (right) and Jules Devos (not pictured) designed and created this memorial plaque that now stands in the field of trees beside the Red Oak planted as a symbol of hope. The boys' company is called Sawsy Squirrel Creations.
From about 1863 to 1998, more than 150,000 indigenous children were taken from their families and placed in Residential Schools. The children were often not allowed to speak their language or to practice their culture, and many were mistreated and abused. For those who will never return home, may their memory live on forever. E'tasiw Mijua'ji'j Mekite'tasit - Every Child Matters 2021
Thanks to our partner @Tree-Canada! Volunteers have been hard at work planting Acadian trees and shrubs in the fields on the south side of Wright's Creek. The newly forested land will help protect the Creek from erosion, and serve as shelter for birds and other animals.
Thanks to everyone who joined the planting team!
It takes care and a gentle hand to plant trees that will survive and flourish.
A special thanks to Macphail Woods for permission to post this how-to video.
Watch. Learn. Enjoy.
You might be interested in reading "Acadian Forest Restoration: A Landowner's Guide to Theory and Practice" published by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Fredericton, NB (2018)
Go along Acadian Drive to dead end.
Start following the trail at the Blue garbage can.
Location (1) is further up straight along the trail.
Location (2) take first left on trail around the bend.
Field is on your right.