A Forest of Possibilities

 

Supporting Biodiversity

Relating to the land not as a commodity but as a community to which we belong and which we share with the other beings present

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Our Mandate

Our non-profit society is founded upon concern for the immediate bioregion, but our organizing principles were drafted in response to a number of deeply interwoven issues...

Our Vision

As an organization, we wish to support the idea that we can live in better harmony with earth’s processes, that we can demonstrate a balance between the needs of human and non-human communities...

Our Namesake

Friends of Redtail Society derives its inspiration from the deep ecological values instilled at Redtail Nature Awareness, a nature education centre located in close proximity to the land at stake....

Our Story

Friends of Redtail Society is a western Pictou County, Nova Scotia, based grassroots organization formed in 2007 to purchase 313 acres slated for an industrial clear cut....

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

As a grass-roots organization, it has been important to us to create a space in which everyone can give according to their means. For some that means making a donation, others get more involved by organizing their own fundraiser and engaging their own community. Others wish to stay informed so they can attend the fundraising events taking place near them. It all works!

Below is a list of the upcoming and ongoing fundraisers in support of the Sheltering Forests Campaign. These are the events we are aware of and endorse. If you are planning an event or have encountered a fundraising event that is not listed here, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Friends of Redtail Society

Featured Initiatives

Winter Tracking Series

Winter Tracking Series

Winter Tracking Series - February 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 1:00pm For the fifth year in a row, Friends of Redtail Society will be hosting a Winter Tracking Series on Sundays in the month of February. The event starts at 1 pm on February 2, 9, 16 and 23. Participants are...

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In the Spirt of Grenzgang Walk

In the Spirt of Grenzgang Walk

Please join us for a walk on the Friends of Redtail Society's land, Saturday December 28th at 12:30pm It is a walk to celebrate another year's end and to acknowledge the wild beings that inhabit our community. Grenzgang is a German tradition in which all of the...

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Night Sit – Oct 20th

Night Sit – Oct 20th

Please join the Friends of Redtail Society for a Night Sit at 6:45 pm on Oct.20th on Craig’s Way Footpath. We will walk a short distance on Craig's Way in the remaining light of day and sit for a short period of time to reflect upon in silence the power and energy...

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Our Projects

With the purchase of 313 acres of delicate forest land, we have become its guardian and student. We are guided by the principle of responsible and respectful land use to show that it is possible to live from the land without destroying the vital systems that support life on the planet. With that in mind, our organization has several projects that encourage responsible use and stewardship of the land.

Craigs Way

Craig’s Way footpath embodies the land values that we have spoken of since first launching the Sheltering Forests campaign……

May Days

Each May we welcome members and the public to our May Days event held on top of Port Road…

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“This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twighlight, Stand like Druids of old, with voices prophetic.” 

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847)

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